Mets manager to Mejia on antics: 'Tone it down'

New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia celebrates after the Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-0 in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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NEW YORK (AP) Jenrry Mejia got the message from his manager: Tone it down.

After taking a look at Mejia's animated celebration Friday night following a save against Washington, New York Mets skipper Terry Collins told his excitable closer to take it easy on the antics.

With two runners on, Mejia struck out Ian Desmond for his 26th save, ending New York's 12-game home losing streak to NL East-leading Washington. The right-hander danced off the mound, pretended to cast a fishing rod toward home plate and reeled in the save.

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