Bobby Parnell warms up 2

Final Score: Blue Jays 5 – Mets 4

The Blue Jays walked off against Bobby Parnell to win, 5-4, in Montreal on Friday night.

Jenrry Mejia started, before being hit by a comebacker, allowing one earned run over four innings plus of work. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out three.

Carlos Torres allowed one earned run and Gonzaelz Germen allowed two earned runs.

The Blue Jays got three hits, including a leadoff double and a game-winning single, off of Parnell in the ninth inning.

Travis d’Arnaud hit a solo home run.

Chris Young hit a two-RBI double.

Daniel Murphy went 1-4 with an RBI.

For the full recap, visit SNY.tv.


The Mets play the Blue Jays in their final game of Spring Training on Saturday afternoon, 1:05 p.m.




74 comments
Mickey Jennifer Wind
Mickey Jennifer Wind

terrible BP,get used to it all year.  German is lost right now. We do not have a better alternative.  GREAT. 

Phil Mancini
Phil Mancini

46,000 for an exhibition game = Hello Montreal Rays


cleonsvan
cleonsvan

Why are my comments disappearing? I've said nothing the least controversial. What the heck?

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

I think our starting lineup on May 15 will look completely different than the one that Terry will run out there on March 31st. Some players that are here now will not be with this organization and I'm looking forward to seeing the May 15th squad, not the March 31st team. Let's just hope we are not 10 games under .500 (or worse) by then.

Olerud42
Olerud42

Just curious but who would you all say was the best closer in baseball last year? 

Kimbrel and Holland were both pretty filthy. Tough to choose between them. I'd take either on the Mets. 

RockMarz
RockMarz

Nice to see mets getting in gear.practice how many ways we can lose.OK OK I'm getting carried away. Let's go mets!!.. Straightjacket.

A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

I'm not sure why gernan is making team, perhaps he does have "good stuff" but he's not been able to put it together, last yr, and st.

thwacker
thwacker

Germen lost this game.  Two hits and wild pitch before the first out.  He was awful.

Rich
Rich

How about the typical Ike Davis at bat? Take two strikes and swing at a ball out of the zone? To me that was the biggest at bat of the game. Parnell will no OK not great but good enough.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Parnell is not ready. There was hope he could be the closer, maybe he might...but right now he is a hot mess.

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Mets lose in typical fashion.  Gotta love Ike's dead lazy swing on a ball in the dirt for a swinging third strike.  Tejada I think threw 3 balls to 1st that were wide, 2 of which brought Duda off the bag.  I'm glad at least he got a hit, along with Duda.  But they too look like in mid season form(Busted).  Nothing has changed with this team from an offensive standpoint.  EY should be at 2nd and Murph at 1st.  It's the drastic change this team needs, and both players can play the position.  Also, this way Mets will have a prototypical lead off hitter which they don't as of now.  Aside from the good starting pitching we will get, the bats look the same.  Oh yea and Parnell looks like this surgery will take him a year or two to recover.  The Mets medical staff will f up Mejia for sure.  X-rays negative on his forearm but then a second opinion will show that he has some kind of strained elbow ligament.  And his bunyon will turn into something major for the Mets crack medical staff like Athletes foot, love that Ray Ramirez. The highlight of the game was watching Reyes interact with Wright.  Brought back some ol memories.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Parnell ERA 5.40 - 5.30 - 2.83 - 3.64 - 2.50 - 2.1 Career ERA  3.55

Only 1 season with double digit in saves  22

Opponent OPS % .679 

22 Blown Saves 


Yea he is a legit closer SMFH Im done its true some of you guys are delusional 




hankypanky
hankypanky

Looks like Matsuzaka makes the rotation after all.

How come no one mentions Young's 2 RBI's ?

ponzies86
ponzies86

Parnell been in the league for years and only had 1 ok season and you guys are still sold on him being a legit closer? if so WOW just WOW

dannym28
dannym28

@Olerud42  kimbrel but i had holland on my fantasy team and i was not upset with that; this year i had kimbrel and have jansen and robertson 

stemog
stemog

@Muhammad Qureshi As much as I hate to see Murphy's numbers at first base instead of second where they belong, I think you're right.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Talk about cherry picking stats. If you use saves to evaluate a player it's just foolish. They should have traded him last year when his value was high but it's crazy to say he can't be a good pitcher.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Only 1 season in double digit saves because it was his only year as the full time closer lol and I'm delusional. And again, Parnell is not even comparable to the pitcher he was in 2010 as he was just a thrower. Also his ERA is inflated by his horrible stint as a starter (smart move Omar) and his ERA was high because of limited appearances. If you're gonna try and use stats you better explain the context.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Who cares of he's a "closer" or not. When healthy he's an effective reliever.

metsfanman
metsfanman

@ponzies86  2.49 ERA in 2012, 2.16 ERA and better than league average closer in 2013 when healthy. Am I totally sold on him? No, because he hasn't had a complete season as an effective closer yet (though he may well have were it not for injury). Do I think the Mets have much bigger concerns than Parnell as closer? Absolutely, can't say I'm feeling too good about the shortstop position at the moment.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Parnell's ERA has been very good the past 4 years. 1 good year? And you should know that Parnell is no longer "Bobby 100" and is a completely different pitcher than he was 3 years ago. Last year he put up a 2.16 ERA.

Scott Rogers
Scott Rogers

@ponzies86  i agree , they will never  win with him as closer, he only got the job cause francisco whas hurt, he was hurt going into this season, instead of getting somebody better they handed him the job, if the team is no good i guess it doesnot matter, but these young pitchers are going to be tired of no decisons with no offense and a closer who blows games


ponzies86
ponzies86

@BringBackDaveTelghe   years in the LEAGUE he has flat Fastball with NO MOVEMENT and inconsistent Curve trust me he wont be anything special in this league

niesesnose
niesesnose

Saves are a meaningless stat anyway (as are RBIs) like all "clutch" stats.

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

@niesesnose

1. The year of his sub 3 ERA he had 7 Saves and at least 6 or 7 blown saves. His low ERA was because he pitched well in the 7th but the fact that Frank Francisco was awful they gave Parnell a shot to close and he was worse than Aaron Heilman.


2.Just because he grew a "I'm the closer beard" does not make him a closer


3. If a guy with an unbelievable arm could not get your next door neighbor's kid out in college in front of 50 people he probably should not be the closer on an MLB team  

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  last season he had a WAR of 0.7!! he only has a WAR of over 1.0 one time! in years! 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@BringBackDaveTelghe  I do take your point. On the other hand, someone has to be able to pitch in high leverage ninth inning spots. 

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  Dude Parnell blown tons of games since coming up to the big league. The guy is ok set up man no way in hell he's a legit closer and yes he had 1 ok season with 22 saves 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@Scott Rogers @ponzies86  Pitchers need to change their mindsets. They shouldn't worry about the win stat anymore. It's all about run prevention. No decisions should not be a problem for them. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@ponzies86 @niesesnose  I'm a lot more concerned with the 0 WAR we are going to have coming from 1B and SS than I am with 4 blown saves...

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  They tried the permanent closer role already for him and he FAILED couldnt handle the pressure and blown games, Last season was a surprise now lets see if he can keep it up this year

niesesnose
niesesnose

JESUS MAN HE WAS THE SET UP GUY BECAUSE FRANK FRANK WAS THE CLOSER. I'll say this again, last year they have him the permanent closer role for the first time and he was 22/26. But apparently that's not a legit closer, even though it's above league average

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  dude HE WAS A SETUP GUY! are you serious! the guy is not a legit CLOSER! trust me I hope he closes every game this year so you can OPEN YOUR EYES and see the guy cant handle it especially against top teams in the MLB 

niesesnose
niesesnose

He had a 2.84 ERA and that's considered bad? WTH? Just because he struggled ik a limited amount of time as a closed doesn't discount the rest of his season. You haven't backed up any of your arguments with coherent facts this whole time.

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  he was a setup guy and only has 7 saves. dude seriously you need help if you think Parnell is a legit Closer

niesesnose
niesesnose

2.84 doesn't count as good now? 2012?

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  SMH delusional you are listen lets see if he can continue this season, Im not sold on him like I said 6 years in the LEAGUE and nothing but 1 good season

niesesnose
niesesnose

BUT HE PITCHED BAD IN 1 GAME AND HE DID TERRIBLE THIS SPRING- Oh wait he had a 2.6 ERA this spring and was very good as the closer last year.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

A guy with a career 3.5 era as an rp who had stretches of struggling isn't something scoff at.

And he's gotten better the last year and a half...

niesesnose
niesesnose

Parnell was throwing 94-97 last year and could ramp up once in a while when he wanted to...He was very effective based on his good down and in action on his fastball (to righties). But I guess he was 22/26 on saves thanks to a flat fastball and bad curve. Hell, they shoulda ran Aardsma out there over him because he must've had better stuff and he has more than "1 good year as a closer."

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose  YES his Fastball has NO MOVEMENT are you watching the same game??? Ron said it plenty of times that his Fastball has no movement its straight 98-99 when hes on but in MLB thats nothing if its on a string! 

niesesnose
niesesnose

Flat fastball with no movement...Wat. Are we watching the same games? And a nothing special curveball? K

Olerud42
Olerud42

@niesesnose  I know that's the saber metric ideology, but I just can't get on board with it. Yes, some of your RBI count will come from how the players batting ahead of you are getting on base. But you still have to get the big hit to collect the ribbies. I think the truth is that traditional stat users overrate ribbies and sabermetricians underrate them, significantly. 

niesesnose
niesesnose

Only played in 49 games? Ok, he's a reliever...did I miss the memo where relievers are supposed to pitch in 100 games a season now?

niesesnose
niesesnose

Well I dunno, the fact he was 22/26 last year in his first opportunity to be an everyday closer had me pretty satisfied. But then again, if we're using our own opinion to judge players without using stats to back it up, il go ahead and say David Wright is a better player than Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera combined.

ponzies86
ponzies86

@niesesnose Ive seen enough of Parnell at the closer position to say he's not a legit closer. 

niesesnose
niesesnose

Are you- Are you using WAR as a stat to evaluate closers? Oh my god man, stats, you're doing it wrong

niesesnose
niesesnose

Ah yes he's notorious for blowing saves....even though he's not. Last year was the first time he ever became the everyday closer and went 22/26. And he had "one good year"? It was also the year the team fully committed to him as the full time closer. I feel like we wouldn't even be having this discussion if he didn't struggle in some meaningless ST games.