Heilman, Show, Smith, Feliciano, oh my! I haven't seen anything like this, possibly ever. For 80% of the bullpen to implode on a daily basis, for a team that is actually pretty talented and a collection of relievers that has established, for the most part, some level of reasonable proficiency, I honestly am at a loss.
At this point, it almost makes more sense to just blow up the bullpen and replace it with pitchers from AA and AAA. The Mets may come back and win the next seven games and they could very well win the division when the dust finally settles, but who can bear to watch this play out? Every day it's like this, and if it's killing me to watch I can only imagine the psychological beating the Mets' hitters and starting pitchers are taking as they build up leads just to see the bullpen defecate all over them.
And now, in what is quickly gaining momentum as the Mets' 2008 slogan: Eff This Ess.
Big winners: Pedro Martinez, +21.4% WPA, Duaner Sanchez, +19.6% WPA
Big losers: Aaron Heilman, -54.5% WPA, Scott Schoeneweis, -19.0% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Easley's glove the calm before the storm, +18.2% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Doumit single in ninth, -39.7% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -54.9%
Total batter WPA: +4.9%
Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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