Misch Earns Himself a Second Interview

September 28, 2009

The New York Times released a startling report yesterday stating that for every six applicants searching for employment there was just one open position available. With that in mind, holding on to one’s job security should be seen as a top priority. Having already been forewarned that his starting role was in jeopardy and in no hurry to test the current job market, Mets left-hander Pat Misch gave his manager more than he could ask for. He pitched a complete game shutout earning him his second win of the season and granting the Mets a two-games-to-one series victory over the Florida Marlins at Land Shark Stadium.

Misch’s previous start, against the Atlanta Braves last Monday at Citi Field, was his shortest outing of the season as a starter. The southpaw lasted just one-and-a-third innings, giving up eight earned runs on seven hits. That dismal outing prompted Mets manager Jerry Manuel to question Misch’s criteria as a full-time starter and to recommend that he be placed back into the Mets bullpen.

“Someone was telling me I might not get another chance to start. I’m glad Jerry stuck with me,” Misch said.

With six games remaining for the Mets this season, Misch will most likely be asked back for a final start. For the time being, he can hold off on sending out those resumes.

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