Bobby Parnell is the leading candidate to take over as New York Mets’ closer. Without a significant history of closing out games, it’s hard to tell if he has what it takes but Parnell does possess some traits needed to be a successful fireman.
Mets reliever Jason Isringhausen likes playing in New York, there’s no doubt about that. Just don’t make it sound like he’s begging general manager Sandy Alderson to stay.
At three games over .500, New York is in the wild card playoff hunt. Despite all the talk of getting injured players back, relievers Pedro Beato and Bobby Parnell could ultimately decide just how far the 2011 Mets go.
A trio of Mets relievers are reportedly on the trading block. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is “aggressively” shopping closer Francisco Rodriguez, setup man Jason Isringhausen and lefty reliever Tim Byrdak, according to the Daily News.
I woke up this morning and decided it was time to turn the page on all the Met trade talk and off the field nonsense. This team is exciting, and competitive and a surprising 4 games back in the loss column for a wild card spot.
Dillon Gee has been a pleasant surprise for the Mets since claiming a spot in the pitching rotation. By improving his record to 6-0 as the Mets blanked the Braves, 5-0, last Saturday night, Gee became the first rookie in Mets history to win his first six decisions in a season, all as a starting pitcher.
Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels finally beat a familiar nemesis, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday night.
The Mets could have been sitting in Chicago on their off-day at the .500 mark, after taking two of three from the Yankees in the first installment of the Subway Series. Coulda – woulda – shoulda. Never happened.
The Mets return home to Citi Field to host the Astros and Diamondbacks this week. The Mets went 1-and-6 on their first homestand of the season — their worst performance at home in a season-opening homestand (of at least six games) since the 1962 Mets went 0-and-6 at the Polo Grounds.
Tuesday night’s game in New York was postponed by rain and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Thursday, giving the rolling Rockies a rest on the road and the Mets a rainy, if temporary, reprieve.
This bullpen is dragging the Mets down. And for a club filled with question marks, this issue might top the list of concerns for the team.
Even with Jason Isringhausen back on the Mets in their modified bullpen, New York couldn’t find a way to get those crucial outs late in the game on Monday.
From young phenom to ripened reliever, Jason Isringhausen has come full circle with the Mets.
Chris Young looked right at home in Citi Field’s wide-open spaces. Lucas Duda very much did not, and now he’s headed to the minors.
Jason Isringhausen failed to nail down the final spot in the Mets’ bullpen, losing out on Tuesday to Blaine Boyer. That won’t stop the veteran, who on Wednesday agreed to stay with the club in extended spring training.
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