Dilsonnnnnn!!! First Major League Home Run means your first turn through the hit towel car wash!
Tonight, Dilson Herrera will become the 14th Colombian-born player to appear in the majors, and the first with the #Mets.
Thursday afternoon, reliever Josh Edgin took over the official Mets Twitter to answer fan questions! Below is the transcript:
Q) @jackinthebachs: Who do you usually sit next to in the bullpen?
A) Edgin: It varies but usually Torres.
Q) @Peace_Love_Mets: Is there any advantages of being a lefty pitcher?
A) Edgin: Yes - there are not that many of us. Lefties are awesome in general.
Q) @jacobhall2521: How important are defined roles for relievers? Could a MLB team rotate guys in at closer to keep offenses guessing? Would it work
A) Edgin: Very important to an extent but you have to be ready for any situation.
Q) @PaulClolery: Who taught you to throw the slider and how did you adapt it to yourself?
A) Edgin: I started using it in Kingsport with Jonathan Hurst, and each pitching coach along the way has helped out.
Q) @The_Real_Unit12: Toughest player to face?
A) Edgin: They are all tough in their own sense. Too hard to say.
Q) @spidle1523: What’s your favorite part about playing at Citi Field?
A) Edgin; Just the city atmosphere. The energy level of Mets fans is great.
Q) @grantwithers1: Do you shampoo and condition your beard?
A) Edgin: I shampoo it once a week and twice on Sundays for a total of three a week.
Q) @mccormickgeoff: Who’s the clubhouse joker?
A) Edgin: I’d say Bartolo, but everyone has their own personality and way of joking around.
Q) @bernard515: When growing up, who was your favorite baseball player & team?
A) Edgin: My favorite player growing up was Cal Ripken Jr. fan.
Q) @josh_herz: Is Turner left-handed and if so, did you tie his right hand behind his back?
A) Edgin: He is very right-handed. Thank his mother for that one.
Q) @LeonChmielewski: What is your favorite road stadium to explore?
A) Edgin: I like Pittsburgh probably because it’s close to family. I like Seattle in the AL.
Q) @Greenberg30: Why did you choose number 66?
A) Edgin: Nope that is what they gave me when I got here and stuck with it.
Q) @PelfreyTheDog: Do you have a dog?
A) Edgin: I have 2 dogs, a yellow lab and a maltipoo.
Q) @TooGooden16: Why are you so good at getting the first batter that you face out?
A) Edgin: Getting ahead in the count is the key.
Q) @DCatterson_: What music do you listen to before a game?
A) Edgin: Eric Church/Country
Q) @Jconstantinides: Have any rituals / superstitions?
A) Edgin: Not really I try not to step on the foul lines.
Q) @bnewsome14: Can you give FMU baseball a shout out before I head out to practice?
A) Edgin: yeah! Shout out to the Patriots! Have fun in fall conditioning.
Q) @Austin_Leftwich: What’s your favorite color?
A) Edgin: Periwinkle.
Q) @brownstone185: What players on the team have helped you the most to adjust to the NYC environment?
A) Edgin: All the guys that have been here for a while have their own views and help out with any questions about the city.
Q) @m_matrongolo: When are you going to grow your hair out like de’Grom?
A) Edgin: That would be a problem for me. I would need a lot of Rogaine.
Q) @AaronHowie: What is the weirdest/craziest thing that you have ever signed?
A) Edgin: A flip flop.
Q) @edmega332: Who’s stronger, Anthony Recker or the entire bullpen combined?
A) Edgin: The entire bullpen, we have Familia.
Q) @colbyconetta: Are you a fan of edge-related puns for your name? #EdgeOfGlory
A) Edgin: Sure, you got any others?
Q) @Kevin_Bruns: What’s your favorite part about being a #MLB ballplayer?
A) Edgin: Fulfilling a childhood dream.
Q) @Hofstra4life: Any advice to a young pitcher?
A) Edgin: Throw strikes, doesn’t matter how hard. Just make sure they’re strikes right now.
Q) @KristopherKellz: How exactly did you become so cool?
A) Edgin: My mom and dad took swagger classes in the 80’s.
Q) @mwt0731: What was the funniest moment in the bullpen this year?
A) Edgin: Having Mejia makes everyday awesome!
Q) @_mistermet: Is that laptop from like 2001?
A) Edgin: 1998.
Q) @MarcCarig: On a scale of 1-10, can you rate @jareddiamond’s awesomeness?
A) Edgin: 3.729
Q) @melaniemoX01: Chocolate or vanilla?
A) Edgin: Vanilla.
Q) @brandon_tiernan: With the NFL season approaching, what team do you pull for?
A) Edgin: I’m a Steelers fan at heart.
Q) @Sconch69: If you had one dollar and could spend it on anything in a gas station what would you buy?
A) Edgin: Fake tattoos. #MayNeed2Dollars
Q) @_mistermet: What covers more of the Earth: water or Juan Lagares?
A) Edgin: Water covers 71% of the earth. @juanlagares2 is around 68.9%.
Q) @AstoriaHaiku: Shake Shack or Blue Smoke?
A) Edgin: I’m a huge BBQ guy so Blue Smoke.
Q) @nyanks1979: Josh, how come they didn’t give you a proper chair to sit in, jeez!
A) Edgin: I love stools. #Anchorman
Q) @JEKatz33: What was your favorite park to pitch in when you were shutting them down in the SAL for @gnatsbaseball?
A) Edgin: Historic Grayson Field of course!
Q) @Cstaps123: At what age did you realize you had the chance to play professionally?
A) Edgin: Probably 21 I wasn’t sure what sport I wanted to play in college.
Q) @susanh121: No question, I just wanted to say that I’m a big fan.
A) Edgin: Hello Susan. Let’s Go Mets!
Q) @jeremy_hefner53: Mickey Mouse clubhouse or jake and the never land pirates?
A) Edgin: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse but it’s close.
Q) @mike5_5_5: Nicer hair: Mejia or deGrom?
A) Edgin: Depends what style you’re looking for.
Q) @Kramer186: Hey Josh! Huge Mets fan attending college at New Paltz. Love how you play. Best of luck with everything! - Melissa.
A) Thanks Melissa! Let’s Go Mets!
Q) @nickatnite18: Who would win in a fight? You or Mr. Met?
A) Edgin: You’ll have to ask @MrMet.
Q) @HereeeesJonny: Who is your biggest role model growing up?
A) Edgin: My dad and grandfather.
Q) @Ryan_Hickey3: Chunky or smooth peanut butter?
A) Edgin: You have no clue how hard it is to answer this question. I stir them together.
Q) @A_Katz12: How do you prevent the running game when pitching?
A) Edgin: Vary your looks.
Q) @Mrmet55: Xbox One or Playstation 4?
A) Edgin: Playstation 3. Technology is moving too fast.
Q) @karen__kessler: Big fan!!! Always wished the Mets would follow me so can you please do it for me?
A) Edgin: Done.
Q) @bkleinknecht: How do you get your head so shiny?
A) Edgin: I use a Gillette Fusion Pro Glide topped with Neutrogena.
Q) @MikeVolino21: Favorite TV show?
A) Edgin: Duck Dynasty.
Q) @bkleinknecht: What was your nickname in college?
A) Edgin: Red.
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