Chalk about another failed reliever to Sandy Alderson’s legacy — the Mets designated Brandon Lyon for assignment after his latest flop.
Lyon allowed a run in the 14th inning against the Diamondbacks on Thursday. He had allowed 10 runs in his past eight outings, including six against the Nationals on Sunday.
Lyon actually started out the season pitching pretty well and looked like he would be the rare success in Alderson’s revolving door of relievers. But then he faltered, finishing his Mets career with a record of 2-2, an ERA of 4.98 and three blown saves.
Brandon Lyon was one of just two players to whom Alderson gave a major league contract ($750,000) during the off season. Shaun Marcum was the other. Man, Alderson is clueless!
Greg Burke has been recalled to take his place.