This is the season straight from hell. There is no other way to explain it.
During tonight’s game against the Atlanta Braves, Mets’ pitcher Fernando Nieve, fell to the by first base after running out a ground ball that he hit. He was clutching his right leg and was just writhing in pain.
The trainers came running out of the dugout to tend to him. Nieve was carried of the field on a cart. Tim Redding was called to take over.
That’s right. Bring in the man with an ERA over seven. I’m going to kill somebody.
It is obvious the Mets conditioning programs are not working. They need to clean house with the trainers and the medical staff. It has become a joke. These injuries are not due to the lack of fundamentals. It is due to poor training.
The Mets now have to consider bringing up either Jonathan Niese or Nelson Figueroa. They cannot afford to ignore them.
They should even consider cutting Redding in order to bring up Niese and Figueroa. That would be a tremendous improvement to what they have now. Niese has been tremendous in the minors right now sporting a 0.96 ERA and going 5-0 in his last eight starts.
No word on how bad the injury to Nieve is. I’m sure we’ll hear before the game is over.