{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Collins not upset with Francisco after outburst

Collins not upset with Francisco after outburst

|
Collins not upset with Francisco after outburst
NEW YORK -- Because Frank Francisco did not injure himself in the process, Mets manager Terry Collins said he had no problem with his closer's dugout outburst during the ninth inning Wednesday.

"He survived it," Collins said, after Francisco gave up two runs and took out his frustrations on a water cooler. "One of the things that we can kind of take for granted sometimes when you see a guy like Frank, is that sometimes the persona is that they don't care. They do care. They care a lot how they do.

"These guys are all taught -- as they come through the Minor Leagues and they get to the big leagues -- to try to hide their emotions a little bit. But when you care about how you're doing, once in a while they spill out.

Forced to pitch mostly in non-save situations since returning from the disabled list, Francisco has given up eight runs over his last six appearances, spanning four innings. Twice this month, Collins has pulled his closer from save situations in favor of other relievers.

But Francisco is due $6.5 million next season, giving the Mets incentive to make sure he rights himself by the end of the year.

"I told Frank last night, 'Look, I'm glad you got angry about the results,'" Collins said. "And he said, 'Look, I'm not happy with what happened.' And as he told me earlier in the year, he's going to do something about it. He's going to get better."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español