Last off-season, I started writing a series of columns that profiled each member of the Mets bullpen and analyzed their performance in the previous season. At the conclusion of each article, I would make a determination on whether or not I thought the pitcher should be brought back. The articles, for the most part, were met with solid reader reception so this year we will continue the tradition. To kickoff the off-season we will analyze […]
With all the talk of the Mets plans for 2010 and beyond, few if any have mentioned the bullpen. As one of the lone bright spots for the team this season, the bullpen is going to need some attention next season. Currently, the Mets have two ex-All-Star setup men on their roster in Billy Wagner and J.J. Putz. Although, both have options for next season it is highly unlikely either will be brought back without […]
Let me begin by saying that the Mets bullpen is one of the best in baseball right now and certainly the best in the National League. With that being said, this post might come off as being a little bit too nit-picky. I am somewhat befuddled by Jerry Manuel’s incessant overuse of Sean Green so far this season. Green is mired in the midst of a dreadful start that has seen his ERA swell to […]
Game Summary The Mets (9-11) fell to the Florida Marlins (12-8) 7-4 due mostly in part to a Sean Green implosion and an inability to add runs late. Jorge Cantu tagged the Mets for two homeruns. Mets Pitching Livan Hernandez had a decent start and was able to keep the Mets in the game. He allowed just 2 earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched on 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 5 Marlins. He handed the bullpen the lead […]
Game Summary The Mets (6-9) flamed out and got swept by the Cardinals (11-5) despite the new look lineup. They did bang out 13 hits, but unfortunately for them the Cardinals hammered our pitching for 12 runs and 18 hits. Mets Pitching Livan Hernandez started and he was hit hard right from the start when Albert Pujols tagged him for the first of two homeruns in the first inning. Hernandez pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 7 earned […]
After watching the game last night against the Florida Marlins one could say that the ending was a 2008 re-run. John Maine pitched 5.0 innings, allowing 2 hits, both of which were solo home-runs. He didn’t walk anyone and pitched a total of 83 pitches. After Maine left the 5th inning Bobby Parnell and Sean Green allowed a run each in their respective innings. Watching the game and looking at the box score shows that […]
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