By Mike Steffanos
Braves 8 - Mets 1
I had a bad feeling about Jorge Sosa last night, and I was sorry to see that it was justified. I kind of figured he would get all geeked up returning to the scene of the crime, and it did seem to play out that way.
I only have a few minutes here before I pack my computer to move it to the new house. Just some quick thoughts:
I've always appreciated what Delgado brought to this team but, as I've written a couple of times lately, it's time to vacate the clean-up spot. I do think Delgado will hit before the season is over, but something has to give for the time being.
The long man in the bullpen is arguably the toughest role for a pitcher. You don't get regular work at all, and it's tough to stay sharp. However, it's important that your long guy keeps you in games when called on, and I still have my doubts that Sele has enough stuff left to do the job.
I think it would be easy to say that Sosa was exposed last night, but I think you have to give him one game to get the emotions in check. I didn't expect him to pitch as well as he has done in his first three games all season, but I still think he's improved enough to contribute as either a starter or replacing Sele in the long relief role.
Well, keep your fingers crossed for me. Next time I write something for this blog it will be from the new house.
|Jorge Sosa (3-1)|
|TOTAL (4 Games)||24.0||10||10||15||16||11||3||3.75||1.08||3-1|