Johan Santana Left Hanging Once Again

May 17, 2012 12:00 AM

Johan Santana Left Hanging Once Again

" You know that something has changed with the Mets when a night that featured a loss that felt like having your head stuffed into a toilet ends with a good feeling about the team.

The Mets lost to the Reds 6-3 on Wednesday night because their bullpen bombed. Terry Collins didn't suspect a thing when he turned Jon Rauch's key, but it would turn out to be a hideous mistake.

Up 3-2 in the eighth, Rauch gave up three straight hits before giving way to Tim Byrdak. The Reds tied the score on a sacrifice fly and then D.J. Carrasco came in to spread gasoline on the fire created by a bullpen that has an 8.69 ERA over the last seven days.

Carrasco served up a home run to Todd Frazier on his first pitch, the second straight night that Carrasco has been taken deep. He decided against hitting the next batter this time around, saving us from another round of Collins vs. David Wright in the dugout but offering no reprieve from the overstuffed book of evidence that Carrasco has no more place on this team than an actual DJ "

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