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Friday, September 09, 2005

Turning Points in a lost Season

Every loosing team needs a scapegoat, and I nominate the man who has blown more for Pedro Martinez finish the line.
The Mets haven't had anyone this well versed in dissappointment, so consistently able to let the team down, so perfectly ready to fail in key situations since that big doofus Benitez made us cringe in the Valentine years. One man stands head and shoulders among the rest in terms of responsibility for the wheels coming off. Seemingly sent by Satan to undermine the season, Braden Looper's resume is really quite impressive, in a depressing way:

the LOOPERFILES, 2005:

"¶April 4 at Cincinnati: On opening day, Looper allowed three runs in the ninth, including the winning home run to Joe Randa.
¶April 16 versus Florida: In front of a full house at Shea Stadium, Looper denied Pedro Martínez a victory in his home debut by allowing the tying run in the ninth. The Mets won in the bottom half of the inning.
¶June 26 at the Yankees: With the Mets three outs away from a sweep of the series , Looper allowed a two-run single to Jason Giambi, and the Yankees won, 5-4.
¶Aug. 20 versus Washington: Looper punctuated an awful performance by the bullpen, which allowed eight runs after the seventh inning, by giving up a two-out, two-run double in the ninth. The Mets won in the 10th.
And then, of course, came Wednesday."

From the NYTIMES.

I wonder what he has planned for the final game of the season?


  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    At least Benitez was a real closer. Sure he had some blown saves . . . yes in some big games . . . but he drew respect from the other team. Blooper is poser. He should be a situational middle reliever.

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    i agree--and the situation i prefer would be one where he was on another team.

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Metstradamus said…

    I couldn't DISAGREE more. Benitez is a cry-baby. For him to blow EVERY BIG GAME HE EVER PITCHED with the talent he has is DISGUSTING! Yes, more disgusting than Looper.

  • At 12:08 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    i agreed with the last sentence, not necessarily the part about blownitez.i was blinded by the opportunity to make a situation joke. but looper is more of an "opener" than closer. i apologize to all 3 of my readers(hi mom).


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