Isringhausen Comes Full Circle

An article by posted on April 11, 2011

It didn’t take long for GM Sandy Alderson to act after yesterdays debacle by the bullpen that cost starter Chris Young a well deserved win.

For reliever Jason Isringhausen however, it was opportunity knocking as he replaces the ousted Blaine Boyer who was cut minutes dater his meltdown.

“We need some innings,” Alderson said. “We’re not getting the results we need.”

For Isringhausen, who was still in extended spring training, it was a chance to go full circle and join the team that drafted him and first gave him a chance to be a major leaguer.

Things never really worked out the first time around as a part of what was then Generation K, but he’s grown a lot since then and carved out a good career as a closer who thrived in pressure situations. The Mets sure could use some of that right now.

“He’s put in a lot of work” Alderson said, “and deserves an opportunity. It’s time for us to give him a shot, and it’ll be a good story seeing him back.”

Welcome back Izzy.

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