The Mets took the double body-blow of losing Bobby Parnell and Josh Edgin their closer and hottest relief pitcher within a week. But they’ve gotten off the mat with some brilliant bullpen work led by venerable LaTroy Hawkins who closed out yesterday’s 2-1 win over Colorado for a sweep of the Rockies.

The injuries forced manager Terry Collins to reshuffle his bullpen but Hawkins’ save on Tuesday and his perfect ninth yesterday joined John Franco and Roberto Hernandez as the only 40-year-olds to notch a save for the Mets.

“I just go out there and try to throw strikes and hopefully my sinker is working and I’m getting a lot of ground balls’’ Hawkins said. “[Closing] is definitely a lot more adrenaline that’s for sure. I try to condense it down and try to keep the same mind-set as if you were pitching in the seventh or the eighth inning.'