I'm not surprised that Bobby Parnell lasted only seven outs in his first start. To try to convert a reliever into a starter in August after he's been a reliever the whole season is a BIG mistake. But then, this season the Mets management keeps on making mistakes. And Jerry Manuel compounded the latest error by allowing Parnell to throw 68 pitches. That's a good way to ruin a young pitcher's arm. Hopefully, the Mets will regain their senses and return Parnell to the bullpen, replacing him in the rotation with Figueroa.
By the way, the two runs Parnell surrendered cost the Mets the game.