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Colon twice attempted to pick off Jake Marisnick at first base in the second inning and appeared to get him both times, but first base umpire Jerry Meals called him safe each time. Television replays showed Colon successfully picked him off on both attempts. Later that inning, Meals called Johnson safe on an infield single although replays showed he was out.

Collins did quietly argue a Meals call in the fourth inning after another close play at first. Replays showed Johnson was safe.

“I told the umpire, right now I would be out of challenges,” Collins said. “He said, ‘Yeah, there was a lot of close plays today.”


The Mets beat the Marlins 8-0 in a “B” game. Mets starter Dillon Gee threw four scoreless innings, allowed two hits and struck out three.

“That might have been as good as I’ve seen Dillon Gee,” Collins said. “He was 92, 93 this morning with great command.”