Aaron Heilman and Company Combine for the New York Mets' Latest Disaster

Daniel SmithCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2008

Aaron Heilman, I'm done with you.

The look on David Wright’s face said it all after Monday night’s disaster against the Pittsburgh Pirates, which put the Mets 2.0 games behind the Phillies for first place in the NL East.

The only good thing that happened Monday night was that the Phillies and the Marlins both lost.

Here’s the thing; I am, and always will be, a Notre Dame fan. So I root for Irish players. I root for Brady Quinn to play well for the Cleveland Browns, I root for Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs, and the list goes on.

But you know what...I'm done with Heilman.

It seems like the guy can't hold a lead to save his life. And right when you're ready to throw him out of your Mets memory bank, he comes up with a good pitching performance.

I'm just not willing to give him that chance anymore. The Mets are the second-worst team in Major League Baseball when it comes to having a four-run-or-better lead, and this directly points at the terrible bullpen.

The Mets should have gone out and picked up another relief pitcher. This bullpen has let this team down time after time. Aaron Heilman is 2-7 with a 5.74 ERA, allowing nine HRs and 64 hits in 64.1 innings pitched!

As a Mets fan and an Irish fan, I'll have to ask very nicely, please let Heilman sit key situations out.