Updated Post 8/3
Terry Collins told reporters before the game that he does not intend to use R.A. Dickey on short rest through the next couple turns in the rotation because of how the schedule works out with off days. But he did say they will likely be making that adjustment soon to give the other pitchers five days rest instead of four and using Dickey to fill in the gaps.
Collins said he won’t give any starters more than five days rest and it that were to happen, then that pitcher could just get skipped in the rotation and be used out of the bullpen temporarily.
Looks like they are going through with this…
Updated by HoJo
Original Post 8/2
Before yesterday’s game, Mets manager Terry Collins announced that he would be using R.A. Dickey on short rest at some point during the remainder of the season.
He didn’t say exactly when, but he said it would happen.
The idea of pitching Dickey on short rest came about based on his great success this year, his ability to bounce back quickly be...