Although New York fans and media might be thirsting for revenge,
"The minute we make this some type of grudge match, we're going to make some mistakes," Collins said before Game 3 of the
Had Collins conveyed that message directly to Mets starter
"Been told," Collins said.
Collins said the Mets still are upset about how they lost shortstop
Utley is a career .333 hitter against Harvey, but the Dodgers are not starting him. Collins said he was surprised at that decision and wondered aloud whether Utley might have been injured in the collision with Tejada. Utley, who remained in the game after the collision, passed a concussion test.
Collins reiterated that he did not want his team to retaliate.
"This is too big a game," he said. "We need to not worry about retaliating. We need to worry about winning."