zzzzzzzzzzzz…..Oh sorry, is it 2009 yet? Cause I’m pretty sure I was watching a game from ’08 last night. Yawn! The Mets gave up another loss last night to the Marlins and it was deja vu all over again…..hot start, disappearing bats and a shaky bullpen giving up the lead (but, please, be sure to throw some homers in there….cause it’s always more fun with homers!).
Mets started off early, scoring 2 runs on a triple launched by Gary Sheffield in the first. Two more runs were batted in by Cora and Wright, in the 2nd and 5th, respectively…but that’s where it stopped. Jorge Cantu homered not once, but twice (why not?), driving in 5 of the Marlins’ 7 runs.
For your consideration:
– Cora’s been doing a commendable job filling in for Castillo. Now who can we get to fill in for Wright?
– The Mets “revamped” their bullpen this off-season, so goes the claim. But last night’s game made me wonder….how’s our old friend Scott Schoeneweis doing?
Scott Schoeneweis (ARI): 11 games, 7.2 innings, 6H, 2R…..2.35 ERA
Sean Green (NYM): 11 games, 11.2 innings, 17H, 11R…..8.49 ERA
Do you think New York was in his head? Maybe he likes the drier weather? Or maybe, just maybe, Omar should have put his focus elsewhere and saved some money for another starting pitcher (not named Perez)….or Manny. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not longing for Scotty, it’s just fun to speculate since something’s not working! What are your thoughts?
By Emily Doran