Jose Valverde gave up a three-run home run to Justin Upton in the ninth inning Saturday. Terry Collins later admitted to media that he is considering replacing Valverde as the team’s closer.
Update 10:15 p.m.: Kyle Farnsworth will close for the Mets for the time being, Collins announced.
Valverde has allowed four home runs in his last three appearances.
“When we’ve talked to people about him and what he does they say when he’s locating his fastball he gets a lot of outs,” explained Collins. “Right now, he’s leaving balls on the plate and he’s getting hit.’’
Valverde took over at closer when Bobby Parnell ended his season needing Tommy John surgery in early April.