Lost 15-7 to New Britain on Sunday.
Sunday’s game could have easily been the last for SP Jose Sanchez. Sanchez gave up eight earned runs and ten hits, in 3.1 innings pitched, raising his yearly ERA to 6.88. He had a good record last year (13-7), but ended the season with shoulder surgery.
1B Nick Evans had one hit and raised his B-Mets average to .200.
The last thing you want to be is the pitcher sent in after the starter gives up eight runs in 3.1 innings pitched. No manager on baseball sends in the ace pen guy in this situation, which could be a combination of a bad pitching effort by the starter, or a very hot hitting team against them. Either way, this is the time to play the guys who have either sucked lately, or haven’t gotten much work. In the B-Mets case, that went to Eric Brown (5.73) and Nick Abel (7.89), who are both having as bad a year as Sanchez.
Nobody seems to be able to find out what happened to once-prospect SP Jake Ruckle, who went on the DL last May with shoulder surgery, and hasn’t been heard from since.