Over his last four appearances, Black has held the opposition scoreless while not walking a batter.
During his appearance on Wednesday night, Black struck out the side while earning the save.
Overall for Las Vegas, Black has posted an ERA of 0.68 in 13.1 innings pitched spanning 12 appearances. He’s allowed nine hits, walked 10, and struck out 15.
It can be argued that Black should already have been called up. Either way, his promotion has to be coming soon.
When looking at the Mets bullpen, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice, Gonzalez Germen, and Jeurys Familia seem like the pitchers the club should hold onto. Torres has been mostly effective, Rice is the only lefty, Germen has been solid, and Familia has been tremendous lately – and possesses the most upside by far.
In Kyle Farnsworth (currently the closer by default), Jose Valverde, and Daisuke Matsuzaka, the Mets have three relievers who should be on the chopping block when the time comes to start bringing in reinforcements.