Mets considering ways to cope with heat

Mets considering ways to cope with heat

ARLINGTON -- Terry Collins said the Mets have discussed administering intravenous fluids to players before games to prevent them from cramping in the heat.

The Mets took regular batting practice prior to Saturday's day game, despite temperatures threatening to top 100 degrees.

"I spent too many years playing in Phoenix and Vegas, where it was 116," Collins said, referring to some of his stops as a Minor League manager. "We can handle 100."

Nonetheless, Chris Capuano left Thursday's game in New York after six innings with cramping in his side, and said afterward that dehydration may have played a role.