On this Labor Day, we’re recognizing Mets pitchers who put in their share of work out of the pen. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’d like you to name every pitcher in Mets history to throw at least 90 innings in a season as a reliever.
Hansel Robles has had the biggest workload of any Mets reliever this year. The right-hander leads the team with 66 innings logged in relief, which puts him on pace for about 80 by season’s end. Robles was effective to start the season, pitching to a sub-3.00 ERA through early August. The righty has struggled since then, however, and has seen his ERA jump to 3.95.
Most of the names in this week’s Mind Boggler are not of recent vintage. That’s because, in this age of specialization, teams now tend to use many relievers in short spurts for usually an inning at a time. By contrast, teams used to rely on just a few relievers to mop up large chunks of innings over the course of a season.
You’ll have four minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!