3 biggest Mets winners and 3 biggest losers at the Memorial Day checkpoint

Cleveland Guardians v New York Mets - Game One
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NY Mets winner: David Robertson for replacing Edwin Diaz

David Robertson has been huge for the Mets out of the bullpen. As our trust in some of the other relievers fades, he has continually been one of the more reliable closers in the game. There have been some recent hiccups. However, Robertson has been a steady presence in the back of the bullpen.

Making this even more impressive is the fact that he has replaced the best closer in baseball, Edwin Diaz. It’s as if Robertson was asked to be a touring keyboardist for Led Zeppelin but was then suddenly asked to become the drummer to replace John Bonham.

Robertson is 8 for 9 in save opportunities and the owner of a 1.61 ERA through 20 appearances. It’s about as good as we could have asked him to do.

As an added bonus, Robertson is throwing strikes. Batters have walked at a rate of just 2.8 per 9 this season. For a guy with a career average of 3.7 per 9, it’s a promising total to begin the year. He’s an absolute winner for the Mets. In fact, his one-year deal with the Mets this season can easily parlay into yet another season in the big leagues next year as long as he stays on the field.

Robertson has shown his first signs of shakiness with an earned run in each of his last two outings prior to Memorial Day. One was his first blown game of the year versus the Cleveland Guardians. Fortunately, he ended up the winner anyway.