Mets manager roasted for continuing to use Jerry Blevins
Jerry Blevins can’t seem to get anybody out this season, and the Internet is baffled as to why Mets manager Mickey Callaway continues to use him.
Blevins, the veteran reliever, pitched for his third consecutive day on Sunday, entering the Mets’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 6-4 lead in the seventh inning. Alas, he wound up surrendering an RBI single to the only batter that he faced and was promptly yanked as the Mets went on to lose 8-6.
The loss was the Mets’ fifth in the last six games, and Callaway was promptly roasted on Twitter for going with Blevins when he could have just stuck with Robert Gsellman to finish out the inning instead.
Mickey Callaway just lost another game for the Mets by going to Blevins. Unreal. He's not a good manager. #LGM
— The Honorable Elijah Brohammed (@Rell_Lauren) May 27, 2018
Oh, the Mets manager is using an overworked and inefficient Jerry Blevins three days in a row? I was told that would no longer happen but that's none of my business. pic.twitter.com/NDQJL5qla1
— Jerry Beach (@JerryBeach73) May 27, 2018
In order to get another left handed reliever Mickey Callaway has decided to pitch Jerry Blevins until his arm falls off forcing Alderson to make a move
— Keane (@kranepool) May 27, 2018
Again Mickey Callaway is burned for not sticking with Gsellman. Mickey Mouse bullpen management smh
— New York Sports Xtra (@NYSportsXtra) May 27, 2018
Mickey Callaway still doesn’t realize that Blevins isn’t Blevins right now. High pressure situations is not when you hope he figures it out.
Gsellman has been the better pitcher in all situations and should have remained in game on Friday and today #LGM
— Joe Buono (@JBuono611) May 27, 2018
Blevins’ 2018 campaign has not been pretty as he has now given up six earned runs in just 9.2 total innings pitched (for an ERA of 5.59). As for Callaway, the first-year manager, this isn’t the first time that he and the Mets have been ethered on social media for their bumbling ways this season.