Originally posted on New York Mets Report  |  Last updated 6/26/13
Nope, I couldn’t write the headline with a straight face. I tried, but Shaun Marcum’s start in his first year with the New York Mets is reaching historic proportions. To the point of being humorous if it weren’t so aggravating. Marcum, who has had several strong relief performances, but generally has pitched in bad luck and an inability to avoid the big inning, will be going for his first victory of the season. It is almost impossible to believe he’s 0-9. One would think he’d win one by accident. MARCUM: Sooner of later he has to win, right? Only two pitchers in club history to have a worse start than Marcum are Anthony Young (0-13 in 1993) and Bob Miller (0-12 in 1962). It was thought Marcum’s $4-million salary might save him from being bounced from the rotation, but that issue never materialized when Jon Niese was placed on the disabled list. I still maintain Marcum could have some value to a contender in that he’s giving roughly five innings a start and his record is largely indicative of a lack of support. Since it is clear the Mets will not bring him back, they should get whatever they can for him. After the game, the Mets fly to Colorado for a make-up game. Terry Collins is saying that’s the day he’ll give a day off to David Wright, who is in the line-up today against left-hander John Danks. Here’s tonight’s batting order: Eric Young, LF: Is the tenth and hopefully last leadoff hitter used by the Mets. Is batting .360 (9-for-25) in six games with the Mets. Daniel Murphy, 2B: In a bit of a slump, hitting .179 (7-for-39) in his last ten games. David Wright, 3B: Takes a seven-game hitting streak into tonight’s game. Overall he’s crushing the ball, hitting .359 (14-for-39) on the trip. Marlon Byrd, RF: One of the few Mets to hit for power with 11 homers and 36 RBI. Is playing good defense and has more than justified his signing. He’s a chip the Mets could dangle in front of a contender. Josh Satin, 1B: Very glad to see him get a shot at first base. When Ike Davis returns, which could be Thursday, he could go back to Triple-A Las Vegas. John Buck, C: Has played in 60 of Mets’ 73 games. Yes, he’s tired as reflected in his 36 RBI, with 25 of them coming in April. Has only three homers since April. Andrew Brown, DH: Has three homers in limited time with Mets. Juan Lagares, CF: This guy can play center field. There’s no question about his defense, but the issue is whether he can consistently hit. Is batting .286 (8-for-28) on the trip. Omar Quintanilla, SS: Is batting .333 over his last eight games and making most of the plays in the field. Funny we don’t hear much about Ruben Tejada’s rehab. Shaun Marcum, RHP: Is 3-0 lifetime against the White Sox. As always, your comments are greatly appreciated and I will attempt to answer them. Please follow me on Twitter @jdelcos
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