Sandy Alderson strikes again for his New York Mets as they’ve announced the acquisition of Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard.

On Monday the New York Mets announced another acquisition that’ll come in handy for the stretch run of the 2015 MLB season.

The acquisition is relief pitcher Tyler Clippard of the Oakland Athletics. In exchange, Sandy Alderson decided to part ways with minor league pitcher Casey Meisner.

The move comes just a few days after the Mets acquired infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves. Suddenly, after a dark gloomy feeling just last Friday morning, the Mets have bolstered a 25-man roster to the point that they’re now worth pennant race discussions.

New York’s bullpen is currently sixth in MLB in bullpen ERA and are limiting opponents to a paltry .213 batting average. Despite those solid numbers, Bobby Parnell is still a major question mark and Jenrry Mejia won’t be available in the postseson due to his positive performance-enhancing drug test during the spring.

Clippard, 30, will bring a 2.79 ERA to go along with 17 saves out of 21 chances to Queens. He is a former Yankee and most notably played for the Nationals from 2008-14.

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