Mets Bullpen Shines On Opening Day…

The Mets spent the majority of the winter trying to revamp their bullpen for 2009. With the additions of JJ Putz and Francisco Rodriguez the Mets envisioned their starters going 7, then handing the ball to Putz in the 8th and then to Rodriguez in the 9th. There is nothing more gratifying to a team than havingĀ their offseason moves payoff on Opening Day.

Krod earned his 1st save as a Met

Krod earned his 1st save as a Met

In a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Opening Day, the Mets offseason moves were put to the test right away. Santana went 5.2, scattering 3 hits, walking 4 and striking out 7. With Santana at 99 pitches, the Mets had to go to their bullpen. Normally Mets fans would cringe at the thought. Not any more. Another new addition Sean Green went a perfect 1.1 IP and then handed the ball off to Putz, who after allowing a walk to Chris Dickerson got out of the 8th. In came Rodriguez and got 3 outs in just 10 pitches to earn his first save as a New York Met.

I know it’s only 1 game but the Mets brass and their fans have to be very happy that the Mets offseason plan worked to perfection on Opening Day.

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One Response to “Mets Bullpen Shines On Opening Day…”

  1. JHoffman Says:

    Mets actually were scoreless in the 8th AND 9th innings! Holy Sh*t.

    Its a good day for Mets fans (finally)

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