RP - NYM
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and struck out three over an inning of work to earn his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Diaz has now lowered his ERA to 1.71 on the season and appears to be fully entrenched as the closer in New York after losing that role earlier in the season.
Mets closer Edwin Diaz allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning to earn his third save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
Diaz lost the ninth-inning job early in the season but has been pitching well for a few weeks now. Through 19 appearances, Diaz has a 1.89 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 39 strikeouts over 19 innings.
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save of the season in Friday's win over the New York Yankees.
Diaz was ousted as the closer in New York earlier in the season but has slowly been creeping his way back into the conversation. He entered Friday having blown his last two save opportunities, though he didn't allow an earned run in either of those appearances. He now has a 2.25 ERA on the season and appears to have reclaimed the ninth-inning job going forward.
Edwin Diaz was removed from Wednesday's game against the Marlins due to leg cramps.
Diaz recorded just one out in the appearance and wound up walking two and allowing a hit. It doesn't sound like a serious issue. Overall, Diaz has pitched well since losing the closer job and could be on the verge of regaining the role.
Mets reliever Edwin Diaz walked in a run after coming into a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning to get charged with a blown save, but he rebounded to strike out the next four batters he faced and was rewarded with a win for his efforts.
With Seth Lugo headed to the rotation and Diaz pitching reasonably well of late, the latter could be returning to his role as the team's closer. A blown save isn't usually a great start for your first save opportunity, but he did get thrown into a difficult situation in the eighth inning with the bases already loaded.