The Mets bullpen let up 11 runs during the first nine innings they pitched this season.
However, they have a 3.39 ERA in the 53 innings since that Opening Series against the Nationals.
“Our bullpen has done a good job,” Collins said after Monday’s game (Star-Ledger, Apr. 22). “After that first series, where I’m not sure what happened, they’ve settled down and thrown the ball with much more command of their stuff than they did early. They’ve pitched very well lately.”
Kyle Farnsworth, 38, was named the team’s closer this past weekend and earned his first save of the season Monday.