There is no issue between Terry Collins and Addison Reed, the two said, following what appeared to be a confrontation in the team's dugout Wednesday night in Atlanta.
Reed pitched a perfect seventh inning, but did not return to pitch the eighth, which is typically Reed's responsibility when the Mets are winning.
According to Collins, he was simply explaining his decision...
"I told him, 'I know you are the eighth-inning guy, but to me this was the eighth inning tonight,'" Collins said of Reed's performance in the seventh inning. "I just wanted to make sure he got the clarification."
Reed later admitted to reporters that he was not angry with Collins, but angry with himself and his performance, despite retiring all three batters he faced by getting two fly balls and a strike outs.
"I think I kind of caught some people off guard because I was upset and nobody really knew why," he explained. "There were some stupid pitches and everything got cleared up quick."