Rick Porcello took what he could from Friday night.
“I made it past the second [inning], so that was a positive,” he said.
The right-hander came back from his self-described “terrible” debut with another subpar outing — one of many featured by the Mets in an 11-10 loss to the Braves in Atlanta on Friday night.
But the right-hander was confident he made some strides since his first outing in Queens, when he failed to get out of the third inning.
“I felt good [and] a lot better,’’ Porcello said. “I finally started to execute some of the adjustments.”
They weren’t enough to let Porcello pitch deep into the game, which came back to hurt the Mets on a night when the bullpen had another rough night.
“The last game, I was fired up and I tried too much,’’ Porcello said of his first game, which was also against the Braves, when he allowed seven runs in two-plus innings.
On Friday, he gave up four runs — three earned — in four-plus innings.
“I felt much more comfortable,’’ Porcello said. “I felt good physically from the start.”
Still, his location was off and he was hurt by walks — as well as by some bad luck.