Maybe I was fooled, duped, deceived in thinking that the Mets can last without Johan Santana.
News Flash: they can’t.
When Mike Pelfrey was named the Number One Starter, Terry Collins forgot one thing. A number one is more than just a pitcher who will face every Ace every other team has. He’s a Stopper. A Gun. A Workhorse. A guy who can put the team on his shoulders and bring them to a win.
A number One Starter could stop what is going on right now with the Mets.
Mike Pelfrey is not that guy, neither is Capuano, Dickey or Niese.
You see, what a number one starter could do that any other starter can’t is hold the opposing team down.
And when I mean down, I mean a team like the Rockies. A team that is red hot, looking for a streak, that is smelling blood and simply cool them off by holding them down to 5 hits and no runs. Look at yesterday, second game of a double header and Big Pelf had to throw up a zero and couldn’t even come close.
The Mets need that now, a starter that could go into the ninth inning and hand the game over to the closer. One of these guys has to step up and do it- just dominate. Do you see it? I don’t.
Right now, this morning, the Mets are a mess on all levels. They need a pitcher to bring them home. Who is it going to be?