Marlins 2, Mets 1

Posted: May 13, 2010 in Mets

Not going to get too in depth tonight, not like my last post. The Mets lost another nailbiter, dropping a 2-1 contest to the Marlins on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.
The game was really lost in the top half of the ninth, when Luis Castillo led off with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Runner at second, no outs and 3-4-5 coming up. Jose Reyes, in an incredible slump (only Jerry knows why he’s still hitting third), is again asked to bunt, can’t get one down and lifts a lazy fly to left. Of course, Jason Bay then hits a flyball that likely would have plated Castillo had he been on third. With two outs, David Wright did what he always seems to do late in the game in a big spot, he struck out. I love Wright but I honestly can’t remember the last time he had a hit late in the game to put the Mets ahead, and despite decent overall numbers, he continues to strike out at an alarming rate with two more whiffs tonight.
It was a well-pitched game, with Johan Santana and Josh Johnson each tossing seven outstanding innings. Johan allowed an unearned run in the third, while Johnson allowed a run on three hits in the second and nothing else. The Mets fall to 18-17 and with Oliver “I get paid $36 million to completely suck” Perez on the mound tomorrow, I expect the Mets to be at .500 when my wife and I drive to Miami to see them on Saturday.

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