Before last night’s game, Terry Collins told reporters that reliever Josh Edgin would make one more relief appearance this season before being shutdown for the season.
With the Mets already being pounded 11-1 by the Phillies, Edgin came on to relieve an ineffective Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning with the bases loaded. He plunks Chase Utley to force home a run, and then BOOM! A grand slam by Ryan Howard!
This comes on the heels of Wednesday night’s loss to the Phillies who came back to beat Edgin in the ninth after he coughed up a game winning two-run homer to Ryan Howard.
It was a horrible pitch and Edgin is the first to admit it. He called that fastball Howard crushed “a meatball,’’ and it cost Matt Harvey a victory.
Even so, Edgin has been one of the few encouraging notes out of an otherwise negative bullpen this summer and had a streak of 16 straight scoreless appearances snapped last night. One stinker and 16 good games is a good ratio.
Discouraging about Edgin’s performan...