Josh Edgin, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed, and Jeurys Familia combined to throw four innings of scoreless baseball during the team's win Monday in Atlanta.
Robert Gsellman lasted only five-plus innings, allowing five earned runs and six hits, after which the bullpen locked down the game's final 12 outs.
"I was feeling bad, things were going bad, but I kept looking forward," Familia said after picking up his second save of the year, according to the NY Post. "Now I feel great. ... I started to feel good about the third outing. I started feeling normal."
Reed (43) pitches at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
Familia struggled in his appearance Friday night against the Nationals, allowing three singles with no outs to load the bases with the Mets clinging to a two-run lead. He worked around a one out single Monday to get Ender Inciarte to hit into a game-ending double play.
The 27-year old closer has now allowed just one hit in his last two innings, picking up saves in both outings, to go with two strikeouts and no walks.
Familia still doesn't look sharp, despite the recent results. He went through something similar each of the previous two seasons, though. Eventually, after tinkering with his repertoire, he hit his stride during the summer months and then essentially dominated the National League. I hope it will be the same story this time around...
Reed looked off his game this past weekend, which I assume was a result of not being used in a consistent way during the team's losing streak. However, on Monday, he looked loose and finally had his timing and command back.
By the way, Blevins is still on pace to throw in 120 of the season's 162 games. So, at some point, either Terry Collins will have to get him rest or his body will do it for him...