Marc Carig, Mets Beat Writer for NY Newsday, shared on his Twitter page that Bobby Parnell threw for the second time in the bullpen on Sunday and threw 15 pitches, off the mound, with catcher in front of plate and had no issues.
Parnell threw only 10 pitches on Friday with the catcher also in front of the plate, even though Adam Rubin reported on February 10th, that Parnell had indicated that he planned to wait an additional two weeks before proceeding with mound work.
That is very good news so far for the Mets brass and also for Parnell himself. It is baby steps towards where he needs to be, but everyday without a setback is a good day.
With Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde in camp, the Mets have some insurance in case Parnell is not ready to start the season with the Mets, but if he continues to have good sessions, his case for closer should be solid.