Mets Manuel fined
The Marlins asked MLB to look into the delay tactic by the Mets on Wednesday, and a decision has been rendered.
MLB has fined Mets manager Jerry Manuel an undisclosed amount of money for violating the leagues “pace of game” regulations.
In the ninth inning on Wednesday at Citi Field, the Mets took a long time getting pinch-hitter Omir Santos to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. A catcher, Santos was in the bullpen, which is behind the outfield wall.
With two outs, Marlins closer Matt Lindstrom was left waiting for several minutes on the mound as Santos made his way to the plate.
Santos lifted a pop out to shortstop, and the Marlins won 4-3. Still, the delay upset the Marlins, who asked MLB to look into the matter.
There are “pace of game” rules designed to speed the game up.
The Marlins had no comment on the MLB decision.
– Joe Frisaro