Mets: Three takeaways from Tuesday’s loss to Miami
Apr 28, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Alex Torres (54) throws against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
A. Torres continued to shine after some early season missteps
Lefty reliever Alex Torres, who is properly being used in a crossover role by Collins, turned in his best performance of the season on Tuesday night.
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Brought into a tie game in the bottom of the seventh, Torres used his fantastic changeup and a fastball that reached 92-93 MPH consistently to strike out the side.
Torres had a shaky start to the season, walking far too many batters. However, in his last six appearances, spanning four innings, Torres has not walked a single batter and has struck out eight while holding opposing teams scoreless.
Torres stepping up is huge for the Mets, since it gives them a crossover reliever to use late in games.
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