Edwin Diaz relaxes. Cardboard cutouts remain silent.
After the brutal debut season that Queens spent absorbing poison from Mets fans, Diaz quickly destroyed any optimism of the return campaign and potentially lost the trust of new manager Luis Rojas when his fourth direct ninth meeting on Thursday ended. -2 loss to Red Sox in Citi Field.
Diaz, who appeared for the first time since last strike on Sunday, with the exception of a two-day, striking home game led by Atlanta’s Marcell Ozun, was asked to open the ninth, with the Mets finishing one at a time. After throwing 34 courses in the first two trips of the season, Diaz needed 35 courses to record only one, allowing one ride, two walks and one hit road, before leaving with the bases loaded.
Then Rojas did not commit to using Diaz in situations with great use of leverage.
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“Diaz is different from what I saw in the camp, like what I saw the first two trips,” Rojas said. “It’s not the same Diaz we saw recently.” We definitely need to talk, we need to work and make sure we get him back on track.
“We have to work on it and fix it.” We liked what we saw in the first two games and in the camp, and that’s different. “
In addition to problems with Diaz’s command and mechanics, Rojas revealed another problem.
“I saw some emotions tonight when he didn’t get the results,” Rojas said. “They have to control their emotions, and those are the things we’re sure to talk about.”
Diaz’s last failure began with an introductory walk to Alex Verdugo. Then came the single Michael Chavis, followed by a four-step walk to Andrew Benintend to load the bases. After the departure of Rafael Deversa, Diaz brought home insurance in Boston by hitting Jose Peraz. Diaz left the game responsible for the three runners at the base, but Paul Sewald left the payout of two more hitters to prevent Diaz’s 7.71 ERA from jumping higher.
Just five days earlier, Diaz, 26, opened the season with a save, launching flashbacks for the Mariners All-Star, who released a league with a high level of 57 inquiries and a 1.96 ERA in 2018. Now more familiar pictures have returned from the closer ones that came for work last season, while scoring a worst career of 5.59 ERA with seven thrown matches.
Since joining the Mets, 37 busy running tracks, allowed in the ninth inning or later, have been the most given up by any pitcher in large companies.