Mojo Rising Bracket: (3) Al Leiter vs. (14) Bobby Jones

(3) Al Leiter – Was a 1 or 1A during most of his Mets tenure, and he gave his all battling tough when the Mets needed him most. Had arguably the single greatest pitching performance in team history with his two hit shut out of the Reds in the Wild Card play-in game. Won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2000. Became the first ever pitcher to beat all 30 teams. Wore the caps for each and every first reponder agency during his complete game on the one-year anniversary of 9/11. Trails only Tom Seaver and Jacob deGrom in ERA+ among Mets pitchers with at least 1,000 innings arguably making him the best left-handed pitcher in team history.

(14) Bobby Jones – Handled weight of expectations of being a Mets first round draft pick who went to the same high school as Seaver fairly well. Finished in the top 10 in Rookie of the Year voting and was an All-Star in 1997. Was an Opening Day starter three times for the Mets. Like Leiter, arguably had the greatest pitching performance in Mets history with his one hitter to clinch the 2000 NLDS.

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2 Replies to “Mojo Rising Bracket: (3) Al Leiter vs. (14) Bobby Jones”

  1. Dr.Hyperion says:

    Only have love for Bobby Jones, but Al “Big Game” Leiter was the guts of those mets teams. He battled like a champion in games when he didn’t have his best stuff and was lights out when he was on.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I loved Leiter

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