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The Rocky Road Ahead for the New York Mets in 2009

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If there is to be any kind of a scapegoat in the Mets' recent three-game losing streak in a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, it would have to be the number of injuries the team has sustained over the past few weeks.

With reliever J.J. Putz allowing four runs and blowing the Mets' lead in Monday night's game in an eventual 8-5 loss to the Pirates, many fans including myself thought Putz was experiencing a mechanical problem, but apparently the issue is an elbow injury.

Putz has seen his ERA climb to 5.22 over his last three starts as he allowed eight runs and nine hits over just 1 1/3 innings of work, which is absolutely atrocious for a guy who recorded 40 saves with a 1.38 ERA as the Mariners' closer last season....

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