A blog dedicated to the New York Mets with some other baseball thrown in.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Baldwin? More like Bald-loss

How can someone so bad have the word 'win' in their name. I do happen to find it ironic. Also, how does a person with and ERA over 5 after a long career still have a chance to play. Leave it to the Mets to give him a shot. Even if he performed up to his career average. He basically does not give his team a chance to win anytime he takes the mound.

Maybe he shouldn't wear his hat so low.

"I can't describe how good I felt," Baldwin said after the Mets' 7-4 loss. "I just had bad pitch selection." Could have fooled us, you certainly didn't look good in the 1st when you walked two and hit another batter. Garcia bailed Baldwin out in a big way with a spectacular play.

Let us just hope this experiment with Baldwin is over. Leave it to the Mets to demote Yates (young and possible cog for the future) and replace him with a 32 year old BP pitcher. Some things never change. The Mets are just suckers for 'veteran presence'. Maybe I'm being to hard on Baldwin, afterall, he did lower his ERA from 27.00 to 15.00.

In the lone bright spot yesterday, Phillips laced two doubles into the gap. He is really too good to keep playing so badly.

Now today Piazza and Clemens face off. Piazza is hitting .533 (8-for-15) off Clemens with four homers. Hopefully Piazza will line one off his pudgy forehead. I'm actually excited to see Ginter pitch. I am eager to see what he does. If the Mets can pull this victory off, they will have went 4-3 this week. That would be a tremendous boost.