August 14, 2020

Mets’ Edwin Diaz has solution for ending his pitching troubles (New York Post)

ATLANTA — Edwin Diaz’s solution to resurrecting his season and Mets career is to pitch more often.

During a meeting Friday with manager Luis Rojas, pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and assistant pitching coach Jeremy Accardo, the reliever blamed his poor performance the previous night against the Red Sox on rustiness. His message to the group was he needs to pitch more, not less.

“It had been five days since I last threw, so I felt I didn’t have my mechanics in order,” Diaz said before the Mets suffered a crushing 11-10 loss to the Braves. “I felt like my body just wasn’t in sync and I felt like I was trying to overpower the pitches too much at that point.

“Five days without pitching isn’t the same when you are more and more accustomed to pitching three days in a row or sometimes one day and then two days after. It’s a little bit different when you have that much of a layoff.”

Diaz, who did not pitch Friday, faced five batters Thursday and allowed four of them to reach base after entering in the ninth inning. Included were two walks and a hit batsman.

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Edwin DiazN.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

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