In his last start, Jenrry Mejia angrily threw his glove to the ground after giving up a home run in Atlanta.
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told MetsBlog’s Robert Brender that he talked to Mejia after the game about his behavior. He intended to talk with him more during Mejia’s bullpen session this past weekend.
“We talked about mound presence, demeanor, and how you cannot allow the other team see you sweat,” Warthen explained. “It’s something he’ll learn. You forgot how young he is, how competitive he is. He’ll clean it up.”
Mejia is scheduled to start Tuesday night against the D-Backs in Arizona.
Here is Brender’s full interview with Warthen, who also talks about Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese, after which he compares LHP prospect Steven Matz to Clayton Kershaw: