It's almost become comical how bad this New York Mets bullpen has become.
With Friday night's game tied at 2-2 in the top of the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, Mets closer Edwin Diaz came in and look to lock it down and keep their division rival at bay.
However, that was far from the case. Diaz lasted only one-third of an inning and allowed four runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout.
Diaz has blown four saves over the last couple months, which includes six losses and a whopping 7.94 ERA over his last 22.2 innings. On the season, Diaz owns a dreadful 5.67 ERA and 1.47 WHIP.
While the right-hander has been a painfully bad for the Mets, he's not the only member of the bullpen having a rough time. Since May 27, the Mets 'pen has an 8.06 ERA, and we aren't talking about a small sample size.
Jeurys Familia was supposed to be New York's setup man and a bridge to Diaz, but he gave up another run last night after Diaz was removed and now owns a woeful 7.76 ERA over 29 innings of work.
There are contending teams looking for help in the eighth and ninth inning. The Mets figured to have that covered coming into the season, but both Diaz and Familia have been huge weaknesses for this club in a wildly unexpected turn of events.
Sadly, the Mets don't have anywhere to go. Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman have had their moments, but we are talking about two arms who have more experience as starters.
From there, New York has a bunch of spare parts that haven't elevated this 'pen. Find us a bullpen that's worse than the Mets'.