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Archive for August, 2008

Bullpen Cause For Alarm

The Mets bullpen proved again this afternoon that the best way to win a game is not call on them. Following Johan Santana‘s complete game shutout yesterday Brian Stokes came in in the 6th inning to relieve John Maine who had thrown 96 pitches already. Stokes gave up a 2 run homer to allow the […]

Johan Pitches Confidence Booster

Metsville is all a flutter with Johan Santana complete game shutout of the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. I’m happy with it too but let’s not get too excited. This Pirates team is 55-69. There’s a reason why they are 55-69 and that is that they are not a very good team. The Santana shutout is a […]

Mets Get Bullpen Help

In the wake of the announcement that Billy Wagner will be on the shelf indefinitely the Mets finally pulled off a trade for bullpen help. The Mets acquired Luis Ayala from the Washington Nationals yesterday. Though Ayala sports a 5.77 ERA this year the Mets are hoping that he’ll pitch more to his career 3.33 […]

Bulpen Doesn’t Blow It!

I was out last night and couldn’t see the game. But a friend called me to let me know they were winning 10-0. “Sure”, I said, “but had they unleashed the bullpen yet?” Imagine my surprise this morning when I heard that the bullpen pitched 4 innings and the Mets managed to win 12-0! Will […]

Mets Bullpen Gets A Save!

The Mets bullpen was actually able to protect a lead given them by Johan Santana last night to help the Mets get within 1 game of the first place Phillies. Pedro Feliciano was credited with the save after retiring the Nationals in order in the 9th inning. Joe Smith pitched a 1 hit, no run […]

Mets Bullpen Loses Another One

There’s nothing positive to take from yesterday’s game except that at least the bullpen is treating other starters the same way they treat Johan Santana. Yesterday’s victim was Pedro Martinez who pitched 6 innings of 3 hit ball only to be undone by the bullpen who collectively allowed 5 hits and 6 runs over 3 […]

Mets Win

The Mets ended up pulling off a win after the lousy bullpen blew another Johan Santana win. It took a walk off homer by David Wright to get it done but at least they won.

This Bullpen Sucks

Right around now you know what Johan Santana is thinking: “You’ve got to be kidding me!” For the sixth time this season Santana left the game with a lead that was lost by the bullpen. The game isn’t over yet (it’s still in the top of the 9th) but you know Santana has to be […]

Tonight’s Lineup and Notes

# Name Position 7 Jose Reyes SS 28 Daniel Murphy LF 5 David Wright 3B 21 Carlos Delgado 1B 15 Carlos Beltran CF 17 Fernando Tatis RF 3 Damion Easley 2B 23 Brian Schneider C 34 Mike Pelfrey P     Notes: The Mets placed Billy Wagner on the DL today with a strained left […]

10 Game Win Streak Undone

The ten game win streak the Mets experienced around the All Star break rocketed them strongly into first place. At the time of the streak they were playing like world beaters. But now they’ve lost 4 in a row, 6 of their last 8 and are 6-9 since the streak ended. Instead of having a […]