Pitching On Zero Days Rest: A History

On Monday, the Mets found themselves in a jam after scheduled starter Bartolo Colon was placed on the bereavement list. With a taxed bullpen and a Triple-A affiliate 2,000 miles away, manager Terry Collins was forced to call upon journeyman Carlos Torres to start, even though the right-hander had just pitched out of the bullpen the previous night. (Is there anything more Mets than needing to start a reliever on zero days rest because they can’t fly a minor league pitcher to the stadium in time for first pitch?) Despite…

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