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Mets regulars may be on tap for some rest

Jose Reyes cools off before the start of

Jose Reyes cools off before the start of the game against the Nationals at Nationals Park on Friday. (July 29, 2011) Credit: AP

With the Mets in the midst of 20 straight games, many of them in 90-plus-degree heat, and no break until Thursday, Collins plans to ask a handful of players to throttle back on their pregame routines. The manager also might have to consider off days for some of the regulars, primarily Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy.

"The workload needs to be cut back just a hair," Collins said. "It's the 7:05 stuff that matters. Don't kill yourself right before the game.''

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