The Clock Is Ticking And The Mets Are Still Not Picking

An article by posted on March 24, 2008

In what was supposed to be a showcase for the final word on who gets the number five spot in the rotation, both Orlando Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey fell flat on their faces as the Mets fell to the Cardinals 14-4.

Each pitcher delivered equally terrible results which now makes a difficult choice for Randolph even tougher.

"They didn’t throw too well," Randolph said. "They didn’t step up or distinguish themselves."

Sporting his brand-spanking new delivery, El Duque was shelled for five runs, four hits and a couple of walks in just three innings that he needed 68 pitches to complete.

Pelfrey was even worse and got absolutely mauled by a Cardinals roster that was filled with mostly reserves. Pelfrey allowed eight runs and 13 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Brutal…

The final curtain will fall for both these pitchers on Friday, when each of them are set to make their final start of the spring. After that… It’s decision time…

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The Mets made it official and announced Johan Santana as their Opening Day starter, followed by Pedro Martinez, Oliver Perez and John Maine.

The only thing I like about March Madness is that when it’s over we can get onto the business of non-stop baseball coverage!

Hey don’t forget to check out the new fancy duds at Mets.com. They are sporting a new streamlined look that’s a lot easier on the eyes.

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