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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amazin Avenue: Mets are right to let Jenrry Mejia continue pitching

Since moving to the bullpen, Mejia has posted a strong 2.70 ERA and 9.81 K/9. He was even better before his last seven appearances, posting a 2.10 ERA from May 12 through July 23. However, the only thing that appears to have changed between July 23 and now is Mejia’s luck. Despite posting a BABIP of .321 through July 23, Mejia’s BABIP has exploded to an impossible .565 over his last 6⅔ innings. This despite the fact that his strikeout rate over that span is an excellent 13.49 per nine innings.

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With the hernia problem being a simple fix, let’s trust the medical staff’s judgment. If you want people to stop saying #LOLMets, Mets fans should stop saying it about themselves.

thetailor (Brian) Posted: August 13, 2014 at 05:34 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: injuries, jenrry mejia, mets

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   1. Bote Man Posted: August 13, 2014 at 06:58 PM (#4770534)
SHUT HIM DOWN NOW!!!11!!1
   2. The District Attorney Posted: August 13, 2014 at 07:17 PM (#4770548)
First of all, BABIP can only be expected to regress among the group of pitchers pre-defined as major league pitchers. If a guy's BABIP is high because he's hurt and it's costing him his major-league-quality stuff, then it shouldn't be expected to regress.

But that's not even the main point. The argument for DLing Mejia isn't that he pitched badly before; it's that he might be injured now.

Just in general, I hate this kind of attitude. We don't have to be ordered to defer to the team's decisions. We have no choice about that. We are fans. We have no say in anything. There is no point in telling us that the Mets' doctors are medical professionals and are much closer to the situation than we are. We all know that. If the Mets actually called one of us up and asked us how to handle Jenrry Mejia's medical problems, we would all tell them that we don't actually know. We have an interest in the team, so we idly and pointlessly speculate about it anyway. It's fine. It's really not a problem to be fixed.
   3. bobm Posted: August 13, 2014 at 07:53 PM (#4770580)
What reason does anyone have to believe that the Mets front office and medical staff make better medical decisions now than what we learned from insiders when the manager joked about them in 2009 or the ex-beat writer exposed plenty in the winter of 2011-2012?

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