In eleven save opportunities, the Mets bullpen now has five blown saves. That’s not a typo – Five blown saves to go with six saves for the season so far.
Every time that bullpen gate opens, no matter who emerges from it, the odds that they will protect any size lead is a little bit better than 50/50.
A revamped bullpen you say?
The Mets saw fit to expend 75% of their available $14 million dollar offseason budget on relievers Ramon Ramirez, Jon Rauch and of course the big enchilada – Frank Francisco. The problem is they have provide no relief and mostly grief.
“We’re down there to eat innings, to come into situations and get guys out and preserve leads,” Jon Rauch said after another blown save last night. “We just haven’t done it well.”
Yes Jon, we agree.
Last season the bullpen went downhill fast after the team decided to trade Francisco Rodriguez, but so far this season it’s ben even worse and it has become the team’s death knell.
Going into today’s game, the Mets bullpen has the four