The Mets bullpen is showing no weaknesses in absence of Edwin Diaz so far

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The New York Mets are coming off their first series win of the 2023 season after taking 3 of 4 games from the Miami Marlins. A big reason for the Mets' success this past weekend was in large part the performance of the bullpen over the first four games.

Over 13.2 innings pitched in the first four games, the Mets bullpen only allowed one run which came at the hands of John Curtiss when he allowed a solo home run to Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr. Other than that blip, the Mets bullpen was absolutely flawless in its first test without star closer Edwin Diaz.

The Mets bullpen appeared bulletproof all weekend in Miami and they will hope their success carries into Milwaukee next

While it's impossible to believe the Mets bullpen will keep up this kind of rate throughout the course of the season, it seems that everyone is slowly settling into their roles nicely, including new unofficially named closer David Robertson. Robertson pitched two easy 9th innings which included a save on Opening Day, and we have to remember that Robertson was closing games in the World Series last year. He won't be rattled by the pressure of the 9th inning if he is the guy for the rest of the season.

Every member of the bullpen got into a game this weekend, and some pitchers even made multiple relief appearances for the Mets. The final line that the bullpen put up this weekend was 13.2 innings pitched with 1 earned run, 15 strikeouts to only 3 walks. Plain and simple every member of the Mets bullpen understood their assignment and brought their best.

The Mets bullpen is expected to be heavily relied upon with a taxing 8 scheduled games in a row before an off-day on Friday. With starting pitchers not expected to go deep into games this early on in the season, the Mets bullpen has answered the call early and often. They will look to carry that momentum into Milwaukee with the start of a three-game set on Monday.

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