Friday, April 18, 2008

The Pen is mightier than the Bat

The Mets swept a team that they needed to sweep. That was a characteristic of the 2006 Mets that the 2007 Mets lacked.

The bullpen provided seven stellar innings and is really rounding into form. It will be interesting to see if Matt Wise is able to get his job back when he returns from his injury. After last year's collapse, it's hard to remember that up until August, the Mets had one of the league's best bullpens last year. It was only when the rotation stopped performing and the bullpen was ridiculously overworked that things fell apart.

Figgy provided another solid start. We don't have the memory of an elephant, but we remember when Rick Reed was a guy that bounced around a bit before finding his stride in his early 30's with the Mets. Too early to tell if this is the case, but you never know.

Caps off to Damion Easley who is again proving to be an invaluable member of the bench.


We know things even out, but it does seem like a lot of early calls are going against us. That play at third with Easley wasn't even close.

So many starters are not getting the win after a great effort. Figgy joins Perez, Santana and Maine as pitchers who didn't get a win they deserved in the early going of the season.

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