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The only question that honestly remains in my mind after this debacle of a game is, whether the Mets bullpen can retire the Mets one through 4 batters.  Over the last two games the starters, Santana and Perez have pitched a combined 12 and two-thirds innings and given up one run giving them and ERA of .7.  In those same games, the bullpen has pitched 5.1 innings and given up 7 earned runs, giving them an ERA of 12.3.  In my opinion, this game lays 100% on the shoulders of the men in the pen.  However, the 1 through 4 batters do not get a free pass.  Over these same last two pitiful losses they have gone a combined 2 for 28 given them a batting average of 71.  Just to put it in perspective, Al Leiter had a career batting average of 85, 14 points better than the Mets one through 4 hitters have done over these last two games.  But if the starters keep giving up 0 or 1 run a game the 1-4 hitters shouldn’t have to go crazy.  But, it's a long season and I'm not worried yet.

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