Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets Mickey Callaway expressed his happiness towards the bullpen’s performance after Tuesday night’s victory.

Ryan Honey

On Tuesday, the New York Mets earned a third-straight win. They’re now 3-1 since the MLB All-Star Break, doing everything they can to find new life as the summer months continue.

Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis saw the Mets bullpen throw five scoreless innings. The only two runs given up were from starting pitcher Steven Matz, who also gave up five hits through 4.0 innings.

Robert Gsellman pitched 0.2 innings, Luis Avilán pitched 1.0, Jeurys Familia pitched 0.1, and then Justin Wilson, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz all pitched 1.0 to finish out the contest.

All six relievers combined for three hits allowed, four walks, and three strikeouts.


After the game, Mets manager Mickey Callaway expressed how he felt with his relievers’ performances.

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“To throw up five scoreless innings against that group over there, that says a lot,” Callaway said, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “And you knew [the Twins] weren’t going to make every inning easy on you.”

It was good for the Mets to finally see their bullpen step up. Thus far in 2019, they’ve been nothing short of atrocious. The bullpen is currently 28th in the majors with a combined 5.41 ERA.

The Mets finish out their two-game series against the Twins on Wednesday. They’ll look for their first series sweep since May 20-23, when they swept the Washington Nationals in a four-game series at home.

New York will then complete their nine-game road trip with a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants starting Thursday.

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