Looking back at Bobby Parnell’s season

Well, it seems all but apparent that Bobby Parnell’s fine season will be coming to an end this month. According to MetsBlog, Parnell is not even close to resuming any baseball-related activities. Parnell was placed on the DL on August 6 with a neck injury. He had an epidural shot to alleviate the pain, but [...]

Making sense of the Mets’ closer issues

It was revealed this week that incumbent Mets’ closer Frank Francisco has elbow inflammation and his availability for Opening Day is in doubt. Apparently, Francisco was not able to rehab properly after he had surgery this offseason to remove bone spurs in his elbow because of personal issues. “So, here we go again!”-says every Mets’ [...]

Are Bobby Parnell’s 2012 improvements real or a mirage?

On Sunday Bobby Parnell came in a game in the sixth inning for the first time since April 18th. He had gone four days without pitching but retired the side in order and lowered his ERA to 2.96 for the season. In a year where the bullpen has been justifiably criticized, Parnell has been a [...]

Will Bobby Parnell seize this new opportunity at closing games?

In his first chance at closing a game in the absence of Frank Francisco, Bobby Parnell threw a flawless ninth inning and slammed the door shut, preserving the Mets 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Thursday night and recording his first save of the season. So the age-old question arises once again. Is Parnell ready [...]

Bobby Parnell’s ugly outings highlight the need for Mejia in the pen

It was a weekend to forget for most on the Mets and Bobby Parnell is among those who would like to erase the games from both his memory and his stat line. Parnell pitched in the last two games of the series and gave up runs in both outings. His line for the two games: [...]

How Bobby Parnell thrives despite a .361 BABIP

In his three-plus seasons with the Mets, Bobby Parnell has always been a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde type of pitcher, in that we are never sure what kind of results to expect. But a few things have been rather consistent with the young fireballer. We know that Parnell is going to record a bunch [...]

Bobby Parnell shines on a miserable day for the Mets

Monday was a day to forget for the Mets, as they lost a doubleheader to the Giants by a combined 13-3 score. After losing two doubleheaders last year in April, most members of the Mets should be willing to forego twinbills before May for the foreseeable future. Perhaps the one player who might feel otherwise [...]

Should Bobby Parnell open the year as Triple-A closer?

The Mets spent the majority of their offseason budget bringing in three relievers to shore up the back end of their bullpen. In the imperfect setting of Spring Training, none of the three new relievers has an ERA below 6.00 in Grapefruit League play. Meanwhile, Bobby Parnell, the guy that Sandy Alderson bent over backwards [...]

Could Manny Acosta be Mets’ 2012 closer?

Shudder to just think of it a couple of months ago. After a horrible start,  Manny Acosta has been lights out lately.  Which begs the question: Can Acosta assume the role of closer for the 2012 Mets? It goes without saying that Acosta has thoroughly been the Mets most consistent and reliable arm out of [...]

Mets Notes: Acosta v. Parnell, Pagan’s 2012 status and Duda magic

Manny Acosta pitched two scoreless innings last night and struck out five of the seven batters he faced. After giving up 9 ER in his first 7.1 IP with the Mets this year, Acosta has allowed just 4 ER in his last 27.2 IP. He has a 1.30 ERA in that stretch with 7 BB [...]