After a rough opening series in Philadelphia, the Mets’ high-leverage relief arms found redemption Thursday at Citi Field.
The only downside is that the Mets’ circle of bullpen trust appears to be limited, at least early on.
Miguel Castro, Trevor May and Edwin Diaz combined to toss three scoreless innings in relief against the Marlins, keeping it a one-run game so the Mets could pull off a 3-2 win in controversial fashion.
“This is the third time we’ve used them in four games,” manager Luis Rojas said of Castro and May. “We do want to establish that combo and we do want to bring other guys into the mix too. The two-inning model today looked really good. Now, including Diaz into it for the ninth, that was a pretty good result for our bullpen. Something we didn’t see much in the first three games. So it was gratifying to see the guys respond that way.”
Castro and May had each been knocked around in games against the Phillies — Castro for one run in Tuesday’s win and May for three runs (two earned) in Monday’s season opener. But Castro handled a perfect seventh inning Thursday and May worked around an infield single in…