"Today was the best day I've had in terms of feeling comfortable and making good pitches," Glavine said.
He also learned he'll have a supporter behind the plate in catcher Paul Lo Duca, who was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Lo Duca was rung up by plate umpire Sam Holbrook on a third strike that he felt was very similar to pitches Glavine had thrown in previous innings without strike calls.
In relief, Yusaku Iriki threw two scoreless innings, perhaps boosting his chances of making the club out of spring training. Iriki told reporters Wednesday that he would report to Triple-A if so assigned.
But it wasn't until Wednesday, Bannister's first day as an official member of the team's starting rotation, that Bannister began to be needled and ribbed by his Shea Stadium-bound teammates. Bannister can receive the rookie treatment because that's what he's tabbed to be, in line for his Major League debut in the Mets' sixth game of the season against the Florida Marlins.
"I'm the rookie," Bannister tells the Bergen Record's Steve Popper. "I was a freshman in college at one point, and I dealt with it for the entire year. It's fun."
Redman, 29, had been hoping to make the team as a fifth outfielder, but came into camp as a non-roster invitee and behind Endy Chavez in that competition.
He had been designated for assignment in January to make room for pitcher John Maine on the 40-man roster, but cleared waivers at that time.
Tijerina, 36, is the Mets' minor league field coordinator, overseeing spring training for minor league teams, extended spring training and the team's Instructional League entries.
"It's Ken Oberkfell's team, I'm just filling in until he returns," Tijerina said. "I wish Kenny a speedy recovery and I'm going to run the club the way he would. I'm honored the organization selected me to fill in."