In the top of the fifth inning, with Nick Evans at the plate, Mets manager Terry Collins went in search of his leadoff hitter, Angel Pagan, who was in the bathroom and not ready to bat: [NY Daily News]
"I told the trainer, I have to go to the bathroom," Pagan said.
Turns out, the center fielder felt a rumble at the end of the fourth. It arrived suddenly, and with great force. Pagan said he informed trainer Ray Ramirez, and ran to the clubhouse.
"When you're up fourth in the inning and you have to do that, it's just not fun," Pagan said.
With the immediate problem near resolution, Pagan noticed that the inning had progressed more quickly than expected.
"When I finished, I looked at the TV, and I see Nick Evans, 3-2."
Uh-ohs indeed. It turns out our magical steed works so quickly that Pagan didn’t have time to finish his poo-poo.
The center fielder made it to the plate just in the nick of time. He promptly swung at the first pitch and grounded out. When he got back to the dugout he learned that Jason Pridie would be taking his place in center. Collins was unhappy with Pagan, who, according to the Mets manager, didn’t tell him he was feeling sick.
Perhaps this is the sort of thing Collins was talking about when he ranted about his teams' discipline in June. But hey, at least David Wright had the presence of mind to try to call a timeout:
Collins later met with Pagan, Wright, and others, as he was unhappy with his team. Shocking.
Anyway, all of the announcers were perplexed over the whereabouts of Pagan. Not surprisingly, Larry Anderson knew exactly where he was. Watch the video after the jump.
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