Mets Intial 2009 Spring Pitching Assignments

The Mets have announced their pitching assignments for their first few games this year. From the Daily News:

Wednesday at Baltimore:

Sean Green
Elmer Dessens
Brian Stokes
Valerio de los Santos
Matt DeSalvo
Pedro Feliciano
Duaner Sanchez
Darren O’Day

Thursday vs. Florida:

Oliver Perez
Dillon Gee
Heriberto Ruelas
Nelson Figueroa
Kyle Snyder
Carlos Muniz
Jon Switzer

Friday vs. St. Louis:

Jon Niese
Casey Fossum
Bobby Parnell
Tom Martin
Connor Robertson
Rocky Cherry
Adam Bostick

Friday vs. Italy:

Mike Pelfrey
Johan Santana
Mike Antonini
J.J. Putz
Francisco Rodriguez

It’s interesting to note that the first game features all relievers. And the Friday game against Italy has some of the biggest names on the team. I wonder what the method to the madness is?

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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.