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Hawkins unavailable with triceps issue

PITTSBURGH -- Why did Terry Collins insert Gonzalez Germen for his major league debut in the bottom of the 11th with the score tied and Bobby Parnell and LaTroy Hawkins still unused?

LaTroy Hawkins

LaTroy Hawkins

#32 RP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM39
  • W3

  • L1

  • BB9

  • K33

  • ERA3.20

In the case of Parnell, Collins said after the Mets' 3-2 loss, he followed the book in not wanting to insert his closer with the score tied on the road.

Hawkins? He was unavailable with a triceps issue.

Collins said the 40-year-old Hawkins has been battling the issue since going two innings and registering an uncharacteristically high 94-95 mph on the radar gun in a two-inning appearance at Milwaukee last Saturday.

Hawkins has only appeared once since that game, on Wednesday in San Francisco. Collins thought Thursday's team off-day would calm the issue, but Hawkins had renewed trouble when he tried to warm up early in Friday's game, according to the manager.