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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Mets Getting Nothing From Their Bench

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The Mets have had their ups and downs this year – with all aspects of the team having great days followed by or preceding some not-so-great days. But one part of the team that hasn’t performed well at all this season is the bench. The team has pretty much gotten nothing from this group, as we saw last night with Gary Matthews Jr. and Frank Catalanotto both weakly grounding out during their pinch-hit appearances. Henry Blanco is the only guy who’s doing his job. He may only be batting .227, but that’s par for the course for him. His defense and handling of the pitching staff is why he was brought here, and he hasn’t disappointed.

It’s the other four from this gang that have made the role players a big weakness of the team. Matthews was inexplicably given a number of starts at the beginning of the season and was awful. And he’s been terrible ever since (.132, no home runs or RBI’s), whether it’s pinch hitting …

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