Edgin stranded three runners in the fifth inning by striking out both Juan Francisco and Michael Bourn, but allowed a solo home run to Chipper Jones, and a double to Freddie Freeman before giving way to Ramon Ramirez, who allowed an RBI single to Dan Uggla.
[avatar name="baron"]Michael Baron: Edgin looked a lot better than his line would suggest last night. He had a nasty slider going last night and he used it to strikeout both Francisco and Bourn to get the Mets out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning. His presence alone changed the complexion of that inning, as Terry Collins was unlikely to use Tim Byrdak in that spot - he would have been forced to use a right-hander in that spot which, as we've learned this season, has not been particularly ideal for this club. The solo home run he allowed to Chipper was frustrating because a) it was Chipper, and b) he got a little too slider-happy in that sequence. Edgin didn't throw Chipper enough fastballs and he hung one up to him and, for the millionth time in his career, smoked the Mets on a night when they really could have set the tone with a win.
All-in-all, if used properly, Edgin himself could prove to be a valuable acquisition to this bullpen going forward. I am very much looking forward to his future contributions out of the bullpen.