May 3, 2012 12:00 AM
" You don't know what you got 'til it's gone.
Never have the words felt more prophetic than they do right now. The loss of Mike Pelfrey has forced Mets fans to reevaluate a player that has never been much appreciated during his time on the mound.
That's hardly an unfair assessment by those who have watched Big Pelf labor his way through way too many ugly starts while spreading too few good outings into the mix over the course of his career. Now that he's gone, though, Pelfrey's brand of mediocrity suddenly looks better than an ice cream sundae on a hot summer day.
Chris Schwinden got lit up in Houston on Wednesday, the second straight time that he's served as a glorified batting practice pitcher. Schwinden was gone after allowing five runs in four innings and the Mets couldn't do a thing against Wandy Rodriguez in what turned into an 8-1 loss.
That made it a clean sweep for the Astros, winners of eight games coming into the series, and it laid bare the depressing truth about one-fifth of the Mets rotation for the rest of the season "
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