Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shame on you, Mr. Manuel

Tonight Mets manager Jerry Manuel kept pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the game through six innings...after he had given up 3 balks.

Whatever the reason for Pelfrey's frustration, be it the obvious scouting by the Giants' staff, the unfortunate strike zone called by the home plate umpire, or the poor framing by Mets catcher Omir Santos, Pelfrey has been in a world of hurt tonight. Three balks in six innings.

THANKS for the visit to the mound, Jerry. Thanks for leaving poor Mike in their to commit three balks. The guy needs to hit the clubhouse, clear his head. You left him in there, to protect your struggling bullpen.

You are a horrible manager.


Captain Canuck said...

I love it.

Laurens said...

Wow, I didn't realize Pelfrey was a Major Leaguer. From the sound of the post, you would think he was a 12-year old facing big league hitters.

Core Contrarian said...

Not to mention the 2 additional probable balks that were not called.

Painful to watch.