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Izzy to close (if necessary) on Friday

7/15/2011

New York Mets right hander Jason Isringhausen will get the first crack at closing for the Mets, who are employing a closer-by-committee approach to the ninth inning.

Terry Collins said, if the situation presents itself, Isringhausen will close Friday night's game against Philadelphia.

Collins cited Isringhausen's success before the All-Star Break and the raucous atmosphere against the Phillies as reasons why he’d choose to go with the veteran on Friday night over Pedro Beato and Bobby Parnell, the other two candidates in the Mets' closer-by-committee crew.