Photo: Frank Francisco Closer for Mets
Before yesterday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets manager, Terry Collins said he was sticking with Frank Francisco as his closer. This was despite Francisco’s 8.56 ERA, and the fact that he’s been scored on in seven of his last 12 appearances, and he’s suffered three losses in the year.
Dominican born, Francisco told ESPN, “ I love challenges. And when we go through tough times, if you’re a true player, you have to fight,” Francisco went on to say, “You get in the hole and you have to fight to get out. If you don’t fight, you’re going to live in the hole forever, so that’s what I do. If I fail I’m going to get up and I’m not going to stay down.”
So what would happened when Collins called for Francisco to close the door in the 9th last night with a 3-0 lead? Francisco notched his ninth save of the season, but not before allowing a run to score and letting the tying runs get on base. The final score was 3-1.
He kept his cool this time unlike Sunday when he threw a temper tantrum after the Mets lost to the Marlins.
Written by Tim Horodyski HS-News Sports Writer