Jenrry Mejia to 'tone down' post-game celebration, says Mets manager

Saturday September 13th, 2014

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia needs to tone down his post-game celebrations, said New York manager Terry Collins in a tweet Saturday from the Mets' account.

Collins said the postgame celebrations are not in any way an attempt by Mejia to show up anyone but admitted that he gets a little "emotional" during his pitches. The comments come after Friday's game when the 24-year-old pitcher -- known for his charismatic pitching style -- did an on-field "catch-and-reel" celebration after he saved the Mets' 4-3 victory over the Nationals. 

For now, Collins said not to expect any of the usual postgame celebrations from Mejia. 

The Mets are third in the NL East heading into their game against the Nationals at home on Saturday night.


 - Marc Weinreich 

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