After the Mets found out that their closer had a strained left oblique strain, many questions arose. The main question: Who is going to be the closer? I thought it was going to be former closer Jon Rauch but I’m not surprised he wasn’t given the chance. Bobby Parnell will be awarded the job temporarily until Francisco comes back.
Parnell is having a better yearthan most people expected. In 36 appearances this year Parnell is 1-1 with a 3.19 ERA. Though he has solid numbers, there have been times where Parnell have performed subpar.
Last year, the Mets gave Parnell a few opportunities to close. The result. Not pretty. Parnell blew 4 of his 7 chances in September before the Mets handed the ball to Jason Isringhausen. Hopefully these numbers will prove wrong this season as Parnell matured as a major leaguer.