Mets: Three takeaways from Wednesday’s loss in Miami

By Danny Abriano
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Feb 28, 2015; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jack Leathersich (51) poses for media day portraits at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Leathersich made his debut, and it was against a lefty

Lefty reliever Jack Leathersich made his major league debut on Wednesday night, when he was brought in to face a left-handed batter with the game already out of reach.

It appeared that Terry Collins – who lifted Erik Goeddel to bring in Leathersich – called on Leathersich specifically to face the lefty, which is odd considering Leathersich has had reverse platoon splits throughout the majority of his minor league career.

I noted when the Mets promoted Leathersich that he is a crossover reliever, not a LOOGY. If that fact is lost on Collins, perhaps someone should remind him.