The Mets lost a sleeper this evening to the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 7-3 at a sparsely filled Citi Field.
Shaun Marcum was making his third start of the season for the Mets and once again failed to last five innings. The truth is he’s looked awful every time out there, but tonight was the worst we’ve seen yet.
Marcum, now 0-3, saw his ERA balloon to 8.59 for the season after surrendering six earned runs on nine hits, two hit-batters and a home run in 4.2 innings tonight against the Bucs.
In the second inning he allowed five straight Pirates to reach base and at this point I’m ready to declare him a $4 million dollar bust. I’ve seen enough. His fastball never topped 85 MPH and he looks like he’s tossing batting practice out there.
Adding insult to injury (or injury to insult), Marcum took a line drive off his left wrist in the second inning, but remained in the game after a couple of visits by trainer Ray Ramirez. He should be ok.
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