Tom Brennan - ABOUT THOSE EIGHT RELIEVERS...
Mets are 4-3 so far, not bad, all things considered.
But is this 8 guys in the bullpen thing good or bad?
Soup Campbell thinks it sucks. I did not ask him, but I read minds.
Eric is 10 for 19 in AAA, with 3 walks, essentially unstoppable. He had a fine year split between AAA and the Mets last year, a solid spring, too, but was dispatched to AAA because he has options. Poor slob.
One loss this weekend, an extra pinch hitter on the bench would have been quite useful, especially after Kirk Nieuwenhuis was announced as a pinch hitter, then pinch hit for. So they had 2 actual pinch hitters in that game, plus a back-up catcher only to be used in an emergency. But who needs extra pinch hitters?
Meanwhile, in Yankeeville, Stephen Drew pinch hit a grand slam last night. Yanks love pinch hit grand slams, especially from guys who in the first 7 games of the season are hitting so poorly that after the pinch slam, are still hitting just a buck ninety. Having Drew available to pinch hit turned the tide of that game.
Will the Mets run short of pinch hitters in a crucial game, and end up losing it? Possibly, so let's get that pen down to 7 quickly.
P.S. Chris Young, who tortured Mets' fans last year with his offensive ineptitude, only to sign with, and then hit well with, the Yanks, is hitting .357 so far in 2015. Weird. Draw your own conclusions.
Have a great Harvey Day. Hippy-Dippy meteorologist George Carlin is predicting a Dark Knight.