7:05 PM ET, May 16, 2008
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets manager Willie Randolph called a closed-door meeting in response to the latest remarks by closer Billy Wagner, who said Friday he was being critical of the media, not his teammates.With the Mets off to a 20-19 start following last September's collapse, questions about Randolph's future have come up on talk radio and in newspaper columns, although it apparently has not been a topic of debate in the executive suite. Randolph said there's no reason to shield players from the media tumult.
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Johan Santana (4-2), who had been scheduled to start for the Mets, was pushed back to Saturday and will be followed Sunday night by Oliver Perez (3-3). Yankees manager Joe Girardi skipped Darrell Rasner, and Andy Pettitte (3-4) will start Saturday against Santana, followed Sunday by Chien-Ming Wang (6-1). Mike Mussina is to start Tuesday for the Yankees against Baltimore, followed Wednesday by Rasner and Thursday by Ian Kennedy. ... The game likely will be made up in June. The Mets already have a day-night doubleheader Tuesday at Atlanta and didn't want to schedule another doubleheader for this week. The Yankees are scheduled to make their final trip to Shea Stadium from June 27-29, and the rainout could be rescheduled as part of a two-ballpark doubleheader. "It's a strong possibility. It seems to be directed that way," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. The teams played a game in each ballpark on the same day on July 8, 2000, and June 28, 2003.
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