Jenrry Mejia earned a six-out save on Sunday pitching two perfect innings in relief of the Mets 3-1 victory over the Padres.

Kind of a surprise that Mets manager Terry Collins let Mejia pitch more than one inning Sunday as the skipper suggested to the media before game that the club was considering placing Mejia on the 15-day disabled list if he were unable to pitch due to lower-back stiffness and inflammation. From a production standpoint, Mejia appeared fine on Sunday and so long as his back responds fine in Monday morning it looks like a DL stint will be avoided for the Mets closer.ANALYST: Michael Pichan