Elster's World

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

This Bridge Is Out

In light of Aaron Heilman's latest setback - a 2 run home run in the eight inning of this evening's loss to the Marlins (and the second straight loss to the Marlins), it's time for Willie Randolph and the Gang to realize that Aaron Heilman just doesn't have what it takes to be the eighth inning bridge to Billy Wagner any more.

Heilman has been unable to protect leads and now he has added opening up larger deficits to his resume of failure this season (and let's not forget it was Heilman who gave up the bomb to one of the light hitting Molina brothers that cost the Mets game seven of the NLCS last season).

Sadly, there is no clear cut favorite to nab this role. It will probably have to be done by committee until someone steps up and takes it. Or until Mota comes back from suspension and grabs the role by default by virtue of his 97 mph fastball.

In the meantime, the Mets will have to score lots and lots of runs and keep pummeling teams until they get a decent bridge.

In other news kudos to the Rangers for grabbing the 2 goal lead and then hanging on for dear life to even up their series with Buffalo at two games apiece.


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