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In last night's 4-0 loss to the Braves, Josh Edgin allowed a two run home run to Dan Uggla in the eighth inning.

Overall, Edgin is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA, having allowed five runs and 11 hits with four walks and 21 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings this season.

The opposition has hit .212 against him, and left-handed hitters have hit just .133 14 strikeouts in 30 at-bats.

Amidst all of the misery the Mets have endured over the last month or so, Edgin has been a real bright spot on the roster. He throws hard and has a ton of movement on his fastball, and his slider sweeps away from left-handed hitters making it extremely difficult to see out of the hand. The 21 strikeouts in 13 innings are glaring and he has the mound presence of a closer - he could be an answer in that regard in the long term, and a formidable eighth inning presence in the short term. Like Harvey, he's still a work in progress and he needs to adjust better to right-handed hitters - they've hit .318 against him and he's shown some vulnerability against them in a short sample. But in a bullpen in absolute disarray, Edgin is earning his way up the totem pole down there.

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