The New York Mets finally broke their losing streak with a surprising in-game decision from manager Terry Collins. He pulled Jeurys Familia out of the game with Bryce Harper up to bat and the bases loaded. Left-handed pitcher Josh Edgin had his number called upon to step in and close out a slim Mets lead.
After losing sixth straight games, Collins' actions proved that he had limited faith in Familia, who recently returned after a 15-game suspension for domestic violence. And in his absence, Edgin proved that he could get the job done when needed.
In a high-pressure situation, Edgin was able to force one of the most feared hitters in the game to ground out, resulting in a 1-2-3 double play. Harper, who is working to bounce back after a season full of struggles, is only 2 for 12 against the Mets pitcher.
Although Edgin was able to secure the 7-5 victory, Collins reiterated his confidence in Familia.
“I know we're going to look up in a month and he's going to have 20 saves and he'll be OK," Collins said. "But as he's getting his feet back on the ground here, I just didn't like the matchup."