Friday, June 8, 2007

It's a marathon, not a sprint

It was a tough homestand for the Mets and now they're off to Detroit for a three-game series against the defending American League champions. Tonight the Mets face right-handed pitcher Chad Durbin. He's currently 5-1 with a 4.75 ERA. In his last start against Toronto he lasted only four innings and gave up 6 earned runs on 8 hits. The Tigers are in second place in the Central division only 2.5 games behind Cleveland. Their formidable lineup includes Ivan Rodriguez, Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Gary Sheffield, and Curtis Granderson.
The Mets have Jorge Sosa on the mound with a 5-1 record and a 3.22 ERA. The road has been kind to the Mets. Their record on the road is 18-7. Currently the Mets are in the midst of a four game losing streak, having just been swept by the Phillies.
The Met's bullpen continued it's inconsistent ways last night. Scott Schoeneweis has been just awful and I wonder if his knee problem is contributing to his pitching woes. Billy Wagner, who has been perfect this season, blew his first save. You can't expect him to continue that everytime but the rest of the bullpen staff has hit a bump. Billy Smith was off as well.
The game is available on; Extra Innings on Directv and locally on SNY.

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