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Eddie C: Bud Selig Kind To Mets; Coors Field, Not So Much

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig pauses for a photo op with Dinger, the mascot of the Colorado Rockies, prior to their game at Coors Field on May 2, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 10-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig pauses for a photo op with Dinger, the mascot of the Colorado Rockies, prior to their game at Coors Field on May 2, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 10-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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By Ed Coleman
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The retiring Commissioner of baseball, Bud Selig, blew into Denver on Friday as part of his farewell tour before he steps aside in January.

Selig answered questions for about 20 minutes on a wide variety of topics. One of those topics — the stability of the Mets’ franchise. And predictably, the outgoing Commissioner had little or no concern about the state of the Mets’ organization, their payroll, and their ownership.

You can hear Selig’s response here:

Bud Selig On Mets

wfan door Eddie C: Bud Selig Kind To Mets; Coors Field, Not So Much
Ed Coleman

So the commish has no doubt, even if others do. And the Mets have been playing well. Well, at least they were — until they got to Colorado.

Through the first 26 games, every Mets starter had gone at least five innings — the only team in all of baseball to have its starting pitcher throw five innings or more in every start. But Mets pitchers, say hello to Coors Field.

On Thursday night, Bartolo Colon fell one out shy, only going 4 2/3 innings while being blasted for 10 hits and seven runs. And on Friday night, not a good follow-up. Zack Wheeler had both the shortest start of his young career (four innings) and the most runs allowed as well (seven). Put the blinders on Jenrry Mejia, who’s up next on Saturday night.

And yes, Curtis Granderson did indeed have a home run, a two-run shot into the seats in right field. Plus a single. Maybe a start of something.

C U soon
Eddie C.

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