Edgin's promotion gives Mets lefty help in 'pen
NEW YORK -- As soon as lefty specialist Scott Rice spotted Josh Edgin in the Mets' clubhouse Thursday, he walked over and gave him a hug.
"Good to see you," Rice said -- and he assuredly meant it.
The Mets recalled Edgin from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, giving the Mets a second left-hander to ease Rice's workload. Thanks to a mechanical adjustment at Las Vegas, Edgin believes he has rediscovered the form that made him a fixture in New York's bullpen from 2012-13.
"I knew I had the stuff to be here," said Edgin, who was topping out in the mid-90s in the Minors, posting seven consecutive scoreless outings prior to his promotion. "It was just finding where it was and stopping doing the stupid things mechanics-wise."
"It's nice to have that second lefty down there," manager Terry Collins said.
Edgin was thrown right into the action at an important part of the Mets' 1-0 loss to the Yankees in Thursday's Subway Series finale. Edgin was called in to replace Jeurys Familia with runners on the corners and two outs, and he got Jacoby Ellsbury to fly out on his first pitch to end the inning and the threat.
Edgin's overall ERA at Las Vegas was 4.97, and his 11 walks in 12 2/3 innings are cause for concern. But the left-hander believes his new mechanics -- he is standing taller on the mound, puffing out his chest in an effort to keep his delivery clean -- have fixed the problem.
As a result, the Mets called him Tuesday evening to deliver the news -- mere hours after his wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter named Tenley Anderson.
"Very good day," Edgin said, laughing.