"It's a little sore today, but I'm OK to go," Floyd said Tuesday.
Floyd's prodigious three-run homer Monday off of Philadelphia's Tim Worrell brought the Mets within one run in an eventual 5-4 defeat, but perhaps more encouraging was the all-out brand he brought to his defense.
Floyd charged hard into the left-center field gap on balls that he admitted he probably could not have reached last year, and even tested his throwing arm with a throw to the cutoff man from the warning track.
"I feel better. I feel like I can run," Floyd said. " … In my mind, I didn't want to do anything stupid. But I'm not going to play thinking about my rib."
Floyd was feeling so good Tuesday, he wasn't even bothered by the stingy marking given to his blast by Monday's post-game notes. The Phillies estimated the second-deck homer at just 407 feet.
"I'll have to take a look," he said.
Before the game, Randolph said that he wasn't worried about the fact that his leadoff hitter still has not tallied a single walk this year.
"I don't want him to go up there and take balls down the middle," Randolph said. "It's pretty obvious that when he gets on, he makes things happen for us."