OK, let's try to catch up: Brian Stokes starts today. He's the guy taking John Maine's start and will probably get blasted, because Brian Stokes is not a good pitcher. He's replacing Ruddy Lugo, who was on the roster because Billy Wagner went on the DL earlier this week. As the Mets' bullpen has proven this week, anyone can blow saves, so you'll forgive me if I don't give a damn about losing Billy Wagner.
I loved seeing Aaron Heilman go two innings last night to get the save. That's what a closer does - gets all the outs his team needs and puts the game away. Wagner is an overpaid relief specialist who has already blown seven saves this season. If Jerry Manuel does a better job mixing and matching his bullpen and ignoring conventional wisdom (like he did with Heilman last night) the Mets will be fine without him.
Let's take a look at the active roster now:
John Maine - DL
Billy Wagner (closer) - DL
Marlon Anderson - DL
Ryan Church - DL