Garcia Terrible In Mets First Outing

Freddy Garcia looked horrible in his first spring training appearance for the Mets yesterday. He only went .2 innings giving up four runs, two of which were earned, and three walks. It took him 40 pitches to get two outs.

He claims to be a slow starter but he needs to do better than that if he expects to make this team. Livan Hernandez, Jon Niese, and Tim Redding are serious contenders for the fifth spot in the rotation. I think that the Mets would like to see Garcia win the spot so Redding can go long out of the bullpen. But yesterday’s appearance didn’t inspire any confidence in Garcia’s ability to recover from serious shoulder surgery.

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

One thought on “Garcia Terrible In Mets First Outing

  1. MetStatHead

    It is Garcia’s spot to lose. Historically he is a slow starter, but when you are fighting to win a spot in a rotation you need to be on right now, not 3 weeks from now…

    Niese has been pitching very well, but the organization can not put him on the starting roster for at least the first few weeks since they will then have to pay him the MLB salary and his MLB time starts and he will no longer be considered a minor leaguer. So unless Niese is lights out for the rest of spring training and he deserves the spot, he will be sent to triple-A for at least a few weeks…

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