It was a great day for the Washington Nationals yesterday. After starter Tim Redding's rough start, five relievers limited the slumping New York Mets to four hits, two walks, and no runs in five innings. Not one of those relievers has an ERA higher than 3.53.
In contrast, of the five relievers the Mets threw into the game, only one had an ERA that wasn't higher than 3.53. The other's ERAs were 5.29, 5.26, 4.49, and 6.75. In five plus innings, the Mets relievers gave up seven hits, four walks, and eight runs. Yes, eight!
The way they've been pitching, the Mets pen should be serving time in the Pitching PENitentiary rather than on the playing field.
The Mets lost 12-4.