Well the Mets ended their four game losing streak last night with Johan Santana on the mound. He gave them seven solid innings of work, and the bullpen managed not to blow the lead in their two innings of work.
The Mets are 14-13 this year despite having one of the worst team ERA’s in the league. They are currently ranked 24th in the league with a 4.48 team ERA. Their starter’s ERA is 4.34, 23rd in the league, and their bullpen’s ERA 4.83, 28th in the league. They also have a -30 run differential, which is second worse in the league. When you look at how bad their pitching has been, it’s kind of amazing that they are a game above .500.
Yesterday the Mets sent down the rarely used Jordany Valdespin to bring up some bullpen help in D.J. Carrasco. He suffered an ankle injury which forced him to miss all of Spring Training but has come back from the injury nicely in the minors. In nine innings of work he’s given up one run on three hits, one walk, and five strikeouts.
After signing ...