Milwaukee Brewers defeat New York Mets, 4-2
New York - Only 12 games into the season, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha already is at a loss for words to describe the remarkable work of reliever Todd Coffey.
"There's not a whole lot more I can say about Todd Coffey for what he has done this year," Macha said Sunday after his club held on for a much-needed victory over the New York Mets.
"He has been tremendous."
And then some.
Coffey put his Houdini-like qualities on display once again, tossing 2 2/3 s...
Nelson Figueroa officially has been tapped to replace Mike Pelfrey for Sunday's series finale against the Brewers. Pelfrey won't be placed on the DL, and is expected to reenter the rotation on Saturday against the Nationals, Jerry Manuel said.
Pelfrey, who has forearm tendinitis, said he would have pitched had this been a late-season game. He threw on flat ground Saturday and reported feeling irritation on three or four of 50 tosses, whereas he was feeling comparable di...
You have to believe that Jerry Manuel would have played this differently in August as opposed to April. At this time of year good managers make decisions with the big picture in mind, so you can understand him rolling the dice Sunday in the eighth inning, letting Fernando Tatis hit in an obvious bunt situation.
As it turned out, the decision may have cost the Mets dearly in a game they eventually lost, 4-2, to the Brewers, but for a team already in search of the clutch ...
One run might've been enough for Johan Santana. But minimal support isn't often going to cut it for anyone else in the Mets' rotation, and particularly not an emergency fill-in.
Nelson Figueroa pitched reasonably well Sunday in a one-and-done spot start in place of Mike Pelfrey, but the Mets stumbled back to .500 again by wasting one scoring chance after another in a 4-2 loss to the Brewers at Citi Field.
The Mets rapped a dozen hits - at least one in every inning ex...
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Full Count: Lonely feeling
Hunt: Hopefully, bullpen has reached turning point