The Mets still are waiting on a schedule for Johan Santana, who is expected to remain with the team through the homestand, which ends tomorrow. Santana was diagnosed with shoulder “fatigue” Thursday, and there’s no hurry to get him back on a mound. “I think he’s staying patient,” Collins said. “There are more people around him that are more anxious to see him pitch. He’s resigned to the fact that this could be a process that may take some time, but the rest of us want to see him out there.”
Queens native Mike Baxter, who had an RBI single Monday night in his first at-bat for the Mets, is expected to start tonight in rightfield against his former team. It may take the Archbishop Molloy grad that long to come down from Monday night’s homecoming experience. “It was just a crazy day,” Baxter said. “First I get called up and then playing the Padres. That’s pretty wild.”
The game against the Marlins that was rained out Aug. 3 has been rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 29.