No Bullpen Equals No Defense

Ellie SContributor IApril 12, 2009

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 6: Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the thrid inning at Great American Ballpark on April 6, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

Last year, Johan Santana had to deal with pitching, knowing he wasn't guaranteed the bullpen would hold his win for him. Today Johan had 13 strikeouts and didn't allow any earned runs but still got the loss. His ERA is somewhere around 0.71, but he still has a 1-1 record.

And this brings us to Daniel Murphy. Daniel made the error that lead to the two unearned runs that lost the game. It came on a deep fly ball the Murphy would have caught right at the wall, if he had made the catch.

I know Daniel is new to the outfield but that was an easy catch. Later in the game he made a nice running catch and I wondered how he could catch that after missing the ball in the second inning.

The Marlins have only one loss but should have two after today's game. The Mets fought back in the ninth to get one run and make sure they didn't look completely ridiculous. At one point I started to worry about the Mets being no-hit, luckily it didn't happen. Johan gets the loss in a 2-1 game where he didn't give up any earned runs.

Mikey P. will throw the first regular season pitch in Citi Field tomorrow night.
Let's Go Mets!