Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Unhappy Recap: Marlins 5 Mets 4

I'm not going to freak out about 1 loss, especially this early in the season, but this one was about as bad as it gets.

The most important problem is obviously Pedro's injury. But Mets fans can't blame this on bad luck. The team is full of old broken down guys who can't stay healthy. This is part of the deal. In fact when the Mets signed Pedro after the 2004 season I said it was a bad move because by the time the team was good enough, he'd be too old, and too injured to help. He had a great first year on a mediocre team, he missed the second half of the second year, and pitched 5 games the third year. It looks like the Mets may have given $56 million to a cheerleader and recruiter.

Hopefully that's not the case, but this doesn't look good.

And is it more or less discouraging that Pedro was in the midst of getting bombed when he got injured?

I'm not too pissed about Matt Wise allowing the game winning homer because that's what happens when your bullpen is called on early and your 5th best guy is pitching in extra innings. But every team in the majors has a weak link in the back of their bullpen. Hopefully over the course of the season the Mets will win more games against other teams' bad relievers than other teams do against Wise, etc.

Carlos Delgado struck out with two men on, then popped out weakly with Wright on first.

Angel Pagan looks awesome and could be a good fillin for the 80 to 100 games that Alou is going to miss.

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Anonymous bobby v said...

Why was Wise in the game? Why not use Billy Wagner? Why go down with your best pitcher on the bench? He didn't pitch game one, and they have an off day Thursday. He can't be tired yet. Willie has no idea how to use his bullpen.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 7:04:00 AM  
Anonymous master bates said...

So Willie the genius uses Matt Wise and Joe Smith in a tight game which we eevntually lose and uses Feliciano and Wagner in a blowout. And I'm the one managing in Japan?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:49:00 PM  

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