The Mets' bullpen could have a different look on Friday night.
Speaking before the opener of this weekend's three-game series with Detroit, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that he's unsure if Edwin Diaz will be available out of the pen on Friday. The Mets' closer pitched three of the last four days, tossing three scoreless innings over the course of the Mets' four-game sweep against the Nats.
According to Callaway, Drew Gagnon may get the call to close out the game if Diaz can't go. The 28-year-old righty has strung together seven straight scoreless outings and has established himself as one of the Mets' most reliable bullpen arms.
Since getting hit hard in his season debut on April 16th (5.1 innings, six runs in 14-3 loss to Phillies), Gagnon's record has been spotless, including 8.2 innings without allowing a run, while holding opposing hitters to a .133 batting average.