Yesterday Jerry Manuel didn’t use Billy Wagner because he was waiting for the Mets to be ahead before using him. Well with reports saying that the Red Sox are worried that Wagner is not healthy the Mets used Billy today in a 6-2 loss to the Phillies.
Wags was clocked in the 93-94 mph range and gave up 1 walk but then retired the rest of the batters he faced in the 8th inning. Will it be the last time the Mets see Wagner on the mound play for the Mets ? Probably so. I am sure Jerry was told to pitch him today so the Red Sox can see he is fine. Which honestly come on. Can a move to dump salary make the Mets pitch him today? Something had to be up since they didn’t use him yesterday.
The Mets now have to Tuesday at 1pm to make a deal with the Red Sox. Will he be with the team in Florida? Guess we might find out before the Mets take off for Florida later today.