PHOENIX -- After Anthony Recker homered and doubled in the Mets’ 5-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Terry Collins suggested he likely would begin giving the backup catcher more playing time.
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Recker lifted his average to .286 (4-for-14) with two walks. He has homered in two of his three starts behind the plate.
Meanwhile, Travis d’Arnaud is hitting .154 (6-for-39) with one homer and two RBIs.
“I’m certainly going to consider getting Reck in there a little bit more,” Collins said.
Said Recker: “I feel really good at the plate. I’ve been fortunate, I think, so far this year that even if I don’t play every other day or whatever, I’ve had a couple of opportunities where I’ve come in late in a game and have gotten an at-bat. Or I’ve been able to do some catching. So it’s really kept me more sharp than some of the other times where I’ve sat for a week at a time or whatever.”