Mets' Parnell on return to mound: 'It sent chills up my spine'
For the first time since March 31, 2014, Bobby Parnell took the mound for the New York Mets on Saturday, which proved to be a surreal moment for the right-handed reliever.
"It was good to get back out there," Parnell said of his first pitching appearance in over a year. "It sent chills up my spine. It's good to be back. I have to thank everybody that helped me."
Parnell threw a scoreless third of an inning in the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday. He followed it up with another scoreless performance against the Braves in the Mets' 10-8 win on Sunday.
While he picked up two holds over the weekend, manager Terry Collins assessed that Parnell still has some cobwebs to shake off.
"I'm glad he got it out of the way," Collins said. "He got his feet wet and we move forward with it. [Hopefully] he gets a little more comfortable and we find a good situation for him to be more consistent in games."
(h/t New York Post)