Only 24 hours after the New York Mets announced their ace starter Johan Santana was having season ending elbow surgery another one of their starting pitchers will also have season ending surgery.
Mets lefty Oliver Perez will undergo surgery on his right knee. Truth be told, Perez is probably relieved his season is over and so are Mets fans. Perez had an awful season going 3-4 with a 6.82 ERA in 14 starts. He walked 58 batters in only 66 innings pitched.
With Santana, Perez along with John Maine on the DL plus the recent release of Livan Hernandez (who as of today is once again a member of the Washington Nationals) the only member of the starting rotation at the beginning of the season that is still standing is Mike Pelfrey. After Pelfrey the rotation consists of Tim Redding, Bobby Parnell, Nelson Figueroa and Pat Misch, who has never won a major league game since his debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2006. Not exactly Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan.
I bet the Mets now wish they had signed Pedro Martinez to a one-year deal. Martinez, now a member of the first place Philadelphia Phillies, beat them at Citi Field this past Sunday with a little help from Eric Bruntlett. Can you say unassisted triple play? Can you say a nice summary of everything that has gone wrong for the New York Mets this season in a single at bat?