Well, we know Billy Wagner isn’t perfect. Four times this season he’s blown a save opportunity after doing it three times last year.
After today’s meltdown _ which resulted in the Mets losing 5-4 in 11 innings _ of course, you’ll boo him tomorrow night, or the next time he takes the mound for the Mets, but that’s misplaced anger or frustration.
Wagner isn’t the Mets’ primary pitching concern. Not even close.
With a gaping hole in the back end of their rotation, the Mets are in position where twice in every five games there might not be a chance they’ll even get to use Wagner.
That’s what you should be concerned about.
Aaron Heilman, for now, isn’t an option to move out of the bullpen, and he shouldn’t be. With things as precarious as they are, the Mets need as much bullpen depth as possible. Pedro Martinez gave them seven strong today, but they can’t count on more than that from him or Tom Glavine.
They are considering Mike Pelfrey, who’ll get a look before they start talking trade.
I’ve been writing from the start that the Mets’ pitching is a concern. It was great in April, but things have settled down.
And, so far it hasn’t been good. That’s your concern.