Putz demonstrates ability to bounce back

Putz demonstrates ability to bounce back

NEW YORK -- D-backs right-hander J.J. Putz knows that having a short memory is a requirement for being a successful closer.

Still, Putz could not wait to get back on the mound after blowing his second save of the year Wednesday night in Washington.

Putz got his chance Friday night in the series opener against the Mets and delivered a 1-2-3 inning to pick up his sixth save.

"It's always good," Putz said. "Once you let the team down, you want to get back out there as soon as possible."

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson liked what he saw that night.

"Threw the ball good," Gibson said. "Got us out of it. That's what we're looking for. I was happy to see him just back out there. I know he doesn't like what happened the other night in Washington. It was good to get him back out there and to get his sixth save."