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Mike Stobe/Getty Images I started this as a post about how the Mets bailed out Terry Collins’ mismanagement of the bullpen, specifically Alex Torres. I scrapped it. Mostly because my complaints would have been unfair. I started to go down that road, and then realized that I was in a bad part of town and I would have asked for directions out. I didn’t like that Torres was put...
Via Metstradamus
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says He Will Continue to Use Alex Torres In Big Spots

Despite another wild outing by Alex Torres, Terry Collins doesn’t seem to be losing faith in the Mets enigmatic lefty. Collins says that he will continue to use Torres in high pressure situations. “That’s what he’s here to do,” Collins said. (Mike Vorkunov) Torres allowed a run and walked three batters during last night’s appearance. However, he prevented further damaged...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collin’s Bullpen Management

As Alex Torres gave up the infield hit in the 9th inning and the camera panned to Jeurys Familia warming up in the bullpen, I let out a grunt of frustration. The Mets were up 5-1 and yet our closer is being prepared to enter the game. At this point, it feels like Terry Collins does not trust anyone other than Familia to finish a game, even in non-save situations. The results worked...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Torres Dominates Despite Bases Loaded Jam

Alex Torres was brilliant in yesterday’s relief appearance as he escaped a bases loaded jam with no outs during the 6th inning. Torres struck out all three batters he faced, which bailed Dillon Gee out of trouble and kept the Mets in the game. “I owe him way more than a steak dinner for that,” said right-hander Dillon Gee, who was responsible for the three runners on base...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Alex Torres wears massive protective hat

Relief pitcher Alex Torres has once again chosen safety over style, and once again he has been mocked as a result. Torres, who recorded out No. 27 for the save in the Mets’ 5-4 win over the Marlins Saturday, wore a new protective safety cap while pitching. He also made headlines last year for wearing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Collins Unconcerned About Alex Torres, Jeurys Familia

In his New York Mets debut, lefty reliever Alex Torres was unimpressive. Torres walked two batters, and he only recorded one out. Both runners Torres allowed on base eventually scored after he was pulled by manager Terry Collins. After the game, Collins said that he believes that rust was a factor in Torres’ poor performance (Mike Puma). “When we got him in the deal, he hadn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball's protective hat should be a no-brainer for pitchers

Say this for Padres reliever Alex Torres: We do not know where the future will take this promising 26-year-old left-hander. But we do know a part of him already has made it to the Hall of Fame. His cap. Yes, that goofy looking thing that makes his head look top-heavy and rivals gawk and joke. And, you know, the thing that eventually might save a life in the major leagues. So far...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Torres First Pitcher To Don Protective Hat

(Getty Images)History was made over the weekend. On Saturday, San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first MLB pitcher to wear new protective headgear on the mound. While the hat looks odd and unwieldy, Torres insists it isn't a distraction, "The difference between how this hat and the regular hat feels isn't much. I tried it before using it in the game, playing catch....
Via FenwayNation
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres P Alex Torres wears protective cap during game

When San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres took to the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning on Saturday night, he made MLB history. The veteran became the first pitcher in the history of the Majors to wear a protective cap when on the bump during a game.  You can hardly even notice it… — Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) June...
Via Sportsnaut
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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