Mets closer Jenrry Mejia entered Monday’s game in a 3-3 tie with the Mets looking to grab a split of their four game series with the Giants. Unfortunately, the Dominican fireballer struggled, allowing a run on two hits and a walk, and eventually taking the loss.
After the game Mejia told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that his back has been tight, but he refused to make excuses for the way he pitched.
“It was out of the zone,” Mejia said. “A curveball out of the zone. He got it. I don’t know how he got it. I thought that was a foul ball. I thought I threw a curveball for a ball, but he swung and he got it.”
Mejia also told reporters that he had a similar issue with his back a month ago, and that it was remedied with a couple days rest.