Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Is that your final answer, Nelson Figueroa?

Nelson Figueroa's season has been like an episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Going into tonight's game, he had ten straight quality starts at Buffalo. Figueroa had allowed only 12 runs during those ten starts over 71 1/3 innings.

With ten straight successes, Figueroa could settle for the prizes he had already won - two-time International League Player of the Week in 2009 - or risk it all on the biggest question: Can Nelson Figueroa continue his success at the major league level?

A. He will follow Jon Niese and Fernando Nieve in making a claim to a spot in the rotation.
B. He will eat innings in his spot start.
C. He will struggle, but show flashes of his potential.
He will achieve another low in this dismal season.

Nelson, it's only the second inning. Are you sure you want to use all of your lifelines now? You may want to skip "ask the audience."

Wait, the person you are calling to save you is Tim Redding?

I'm sorry, Nelson. Your final answer of six runs in only 1 2/3 innings was not what we were looking for.

Thank you for playing "Who wants to be a major-league pitcher." Better luck next time - if there is a next time.


mhochman said...

I think i'm about to officially give up all hope on this season, Yes I know, having any hope at this point was most likely pie in the sky thinking, but hey...

"Nutball Gazette" said...

Was looking up some stuff Saturday and found this.

Aug 1 2009..Mets 4th place 10.5 GB

Aug 1 1973..Mets Last Place 10.5 GB

Aug 13 1969..Mets 3rd Place 10 GB

Seems to me the Mets have all the teams in the NL East just where they want them

Jonmouk71 said...

Difference is the '73 Mets had Seaver, Koosman, Matlack, Stone; '69 Mets had Seaver, Koosman, Gentry, McAndrew. Other than Santana, these guys aren't even close. And the Mets went for it by getting Clendenon in '69 and getting rid of Fregosi in '73 - Minaya DID NOTHING...........

Anonymous said...

This season has been lost since June. The only good thing about this season is that when the Mets finish in the bottom half of the standings, I believe that will give them protection of their 1st round pick for free agent signings. Nice three year extension for Omar after back to back collapses Wilpons. Thank God it's almost football season.

Michael in California

"Nutball Gazette" said...

Well the Mets have the great,,ur ur, then they also have the terrific uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,,And finally they have that guy who you acn always count,
Oh Never mind,

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