Jenrry Mejia will be tonight’s closer, Terry Collins told reporters before Thursday’s game.
“I just thought we’d go with a guy who is fresh,” Collins said, pointing out he still selecting his closer on a game-by-game basis.
“If we felt he was ready to go back-to-back days, possibly three days in a row, he would be the guy, but he is not at that stage yet,” Collins said.
Right now, Collins said he doesn’t any any set roles in his bullpen. It’s all day by day, he explained, though he is certain to tell each player what their role will be at the start of each game.