Mejia's day is done after 1 inning: 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HR. 30 pitches, 15 strikes. #mets
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) February 26, 2013
They say every time Jenrry Mejia gives up a run, an angel stabs herself in the eye. And Snoop Manuel looks skyward and sees what he thinks are twinkling stars and smiles. Except that after today's outing against the Marlins, except it's just angels everywhere trying to off themselves. It's irony. Manuel should appreciate that … he likes the jokes.
The real joke is that even though today's lousy outing could be attributed to Mejia getting to camp late because of visa issues, it doesn't encapsulate why Mejia's career has been stalled by injuries and ineffectiveness. Rushing him up to the majors and telling him to just throw fastballs to save your job, however, does. So thanks, Snoop. If Clarence ever comes down from the heavens to see you, I hope he smacks you upside the head.
I'm always looking for excuses to rail some more on Snoop. I might get my chance tonight on a very special Around The Citi at 8:30 ET tonight. So tune in, turn it up, and rip the knob off … or something.