Mets Bullpen: Glory Days Were Back Again

David MarineSenior Writer IApril 29, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Sean Green #50 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a three run home run to Jorge Cantu #3 of  the Florida Marlins who is rounding the bases during their game on April 28, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The power went out in my town last night around the fifth inning. About the same time the Mets pitching lost its power too.

In between getting the kids calmed down and back to sleep, I was able to watch the Mets bullpen dismantle on my BlackBerry. A painful way to spend an evening, I know.

But it did bring me back to the glory days of 2007 and 2008, when every other day I knew I could have a blog post with the words BLOWpen or BLOWenweiss in it. Ah yes, the glory days of the Mets bullpen.

Now these things are bound to happen even to the best of teams. Mariano Rivera even had a blown save already this year. I don't expect it to be a regular occurrence for the Mets though. This teams bullpen is much improved and I think, hope, pray that it's just one of those rare things that happens to a team every once in a while.

Day game today with the savior of the pitching staff on the mound.