Sunday, April 23, 2006

Newsflash: Victor Zambrano Sucks

Hey Rick Peterson - Your ten minutes is up. Mets fans have had enough of watching the club wheel this gutless weasel to the mound evey five days just to get lit up like a pinball machine. Peterson might say Mets fans have a New York Minute's worth of patience, but at what point will he admit that this reclamation project is nothing short of a failure? In fact, it can be argued, after his 37th start for the Mets, that Victor Zambrano has pitched worse for the Mets than he did for Tampa Bay:

Team G W L ERA WHIP k/9
Tampa 135 35 27 4.47 1.49 6.96
Mets 37 10 14 4.54 1.51 6.21

Zambrano got the loss today, giving up five runs and seven hits in four innings, as the Mets fall 7-4 to San Diego. The death blow was a grand slam on a hanging curveball for Brian Giles, and the Mets split the four game set with San Diego. Transplanted ex-Met Mike Cameron went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and two walks.

The Mets now head to San Francisco for a series with the Giants. The Mets should make Zambrano drive separately, and give him the wrong directions or something. Lets Go Mets.

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