With the Mets losing tonight, manager Jerry Manuel said Johan Santana would start Saturday against Florida on three days rest.
“I’m very concerned,” Manuel said. “We’ve put ourselves in a tough spot and we have nobody to blame for that but ourselves.”
Manuel said Santana told him he wanted to pitch on short rest on Thursday. Santana threw 125 pitches in his last start this week against the Cubs.
Should Sunday mean anything, Oliver Perez will pitch on three days rest in the season finale.