Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It’s All In The Pen

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the Mets bullpen had an ERA of 3.67. This year? The Mets have a bullpen ERA of 1.89, which is the best in baseball, nearly half a run lower than the second lowest ERA, 2.33, belonging to the Seattle Mariners.

Through their first 12 games, the Mets are tied with the Cubs and Braves for most relief appearances, 43, but their average innings per appearance is merely .88, which ranks #2 along with the Cubs, behind #1 Atlanta, for the lowest.

Ben Shpigel - NY Times

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