Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 5/25/12
What's really messed up about Monday's loss, when you think about it, is that the team that benefitted most from the rain was the team that never sees it.Okay, so Jeremy Hefner was good in his first major league start until a 68 minute rain delay. And then he came out and was complete garbage. He basically went from Cliff Lee to Lee Guetterman before our very eyes. These things do happen, and when they happen around thunderstorms, they happen in spades. But here's my question: When the rain delay ended, Hefner warmed up quickly as if it was a normal inning. Yet Padres starter Eric Stults was given all the time he needed after the delay. The umpires obviously wouldn't give one pitcher that courtesy and not the other. So why wouldn't the Mets let Hefner know that he had that option? Did the umpires let Hefner know? It shouldn't be the responsibility of a pitcher making his first major league start to know this. Eric Stults knew it. Hefner didn't know? Terry Collins said after the game...
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