• Valderde out, Farnsworth in as Mets closer

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 20, 2014
    Farnsworth allowed a run in his first Mets appearance, but none in his last 6 1/3 innings. Farnsworth, who was signed to a Minor League deal at the end of Spring Training, has a 1.23 ERA in eight appearances, allowing an earned run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings. Jose Valverde, named the New York Mets closer when Bobby Parnell was lost for the year with an elbow injury, didn't even make it through April before losing the job. Valverde wasn't pitching in a save situation Saturday, but Upton's home run ended up being decisive in a 7-5 Atlanta Braves' win over the Mets. Valverde threw five straight fastballs to Justin Upton in the ninth inning Saturday night, and Upton hit the fifth one deep over the center-field fence for a three-run home run.
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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