Yesterday, I pretty much concluded, in a post you can read below, that reliever Greg Burke has just about locked up one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen.
In the 9-1 loss to the Tigers on Thursday, Burke was brought in to get a critical out against one of the best hitters in the game, Miguel Cabrera. The side-winder induced Cabrera to pop up to end the fifth inning. Mission accomplished.
After a slow start, Burke is coming on strong and is getting righthanded hitters out. His arm angle and release point is so deceptive and his fastball is coming at you at 92-93 mph. He can be an effective weapon for us.
“He can make the ball sink or he can give it the illusion that it’s rising,’’ Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said.
The Mets are going to need a righty who could get big outs, and the more I see of Burke, the more I think he can be that guy for us.,
Original Post 3/14
Let’s take a break from the outfield battle for a day and check out what’s going on with the Mets bullpen as w...