And the updated Bullpen Burnout figures are in…
After 34 games played, these 5 arms in the pen are being burned out at the following rate:
Scott Rice – 21 games pitched. On pace for 100.
Scott Atchison – 18 games pitched. Pace for 86.
Brandon Lyon – 17 games. Pace for 81.
LaTroy Hawkins – 17 games. Pace for 81.
Bobby Parnell – 16 games. Pace for 76.
Only 15 times in the entire history of the Mets has a pitcher appeared in 76 or more games in a single season. This year they’re headed to having 5 guys hit that mark or have their arms fall off first.
Only 6 times has a pitcher appeared in at least 81 games. This year we’re on pace for 4 of them.
The top three totals were from Pedro Feliciano. The record for appearances was 92 in 2010. Rice is on pace to shatter that mark.
Feliciano’s last pitch in a major league game that counted was his 92nd appearance in 2010.