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In the three-game series against the Rockies, the Mets bullpen pitched to a 13.09 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs and 22 hits with eight walks and 7 strikeouts in 11 innings.

It's easy to blame the cold weather or the high altitude on their poor performance. But, the Rockies also had to pitch in the same conditions, and their bullpen allowed one earned run in 11 2/3 innings in this series. Simply put, the Mets bullpen was awful this week. It was eerily similar to what last year's bullpen displayed last year in that they didn't miss many bats and the pitch execution was generally horrid as well. They were falling behind in the count way too much and were forced to come in with fastballs over the middle of the plate, and there was major damage done at every opportunity. I hope it's just a bad stretch of games for them, but the opposition isn't exactly getting any easier over the next ten days, even though they're coming home and will pitch in more seasonable conditions.

Josh Edgin in particular is a big concern right now. His velocity just isn't where it was last year, and it hasn't been there going all the way back to Spring Training. On top of that, he's working up in the strike zone, his ball is very flat, and has yet to make any adjustments. With Pedro Feliciano starting to get ready at Single-A St. Lucie, a tough decision may be in store for guys like Edgin as Sandy Alderson seeks to plug some of these holes down the road...

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