Written By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)
The New York Mets started the 2014 season with the same problem they ended 2013 with; a leaky bullpen.
The Mets bullpen blew the lead they had built behind starting pitcher Dillon Gee, and then imploded again in the 10th inning. Gee deserved a better outcome than he received on opening day, as he retired 15 straight Washington Nationals after allowing a two-run homer to Adam LaRoche.
The first pitcher to really struggle was Bobby Parnell. Parnell blew the save in the ninth inning, as Denard Span roped a double and knocked in Ian Desmond. Parnell would surrender two hits, one walk in his inning of work.