Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/20/13
Whether he stays with the Mets for the duration of the season (perhaps maybe even beyond) or being part of deal to bring in some prospects, David Aardsma has once again become a valued commodity in the major leagues. Aardsma put together another fine outing in the Mets’ 13-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. While Jeremy Hefner struggled mightily on this night, several relievers did manage to make it quasi-respectable and Aardsma helped matters by pitching 1.2 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit and striking out three batters. After Tommy John Surgery derailed his career after the 2010 season, and pitching in only game for the Yankees last season, Aardsma was given up on in many circles. In fact, the Miami Marlins even gave up on him in May—even though he pitched well for them in Triple A. Picked up by the Mets off the scrap heap in May, Aardsma was recalled on June 8 and has been lights out ever since. In 18 games and 19.1 innings pitched, Aardsma is sporti...
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