Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/22/13
With the Mets all but set to activate Justin Turner from the disabled list today before they begin their series with the Atlanta Braves, many believed that reliever Gonzalez Germen would get the heave-ho. No way… Little was made of the rookie reliever when the Mets tabbed him to provide a fresh arm for worn-out bullpen and nobody expected his stay to last long. That is until he started pitching and doing so very effectively I might add. In his last appearance, he limited Zack Wheeler‘s earned runs to just two, after taking over for him with the bases juiced and ending the threat and leaving all three baserunners stranded. He went on to pitch 1.2 scoreless innings of relief and picked up his first big league win in the process as the Mets beat the Phillies 5-4. “The biggest thing I’ve seen is strikes,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “He’s coming right after them. I’ll tell you what, he’s throwing all his pitches over the plate, which is impressive.” It wasn’t the first time in his ...
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