Mets sweep Marlins

Posted: June 7, 2010 in Mets

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted on the Mets, but they’re playing well again.
Of course, they’re back home, where they are now an incredible 22-9 to start the season.
Today, they finished off a three-game sweep of the Florida Marlins in impressive fashion, rallying from a 5-0 hole in the sixth to post a 7-6 win. The Mets scored three in the sixth, three in the seventh (on a game-tying 3-run homer by a red-hot Jeff Francoeur) and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth when Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez curiously left the infield back with nobody out and runners at the corners. Ike Davis hit into a double play, but the go-ahead run scored. K-Rod, in typical K-Rod fashion, made things interesting in the ninth but ultimately nailed down the save.
Hisanori Takahashi was subpar for the second straight start, allowing five runs in 5 1/3 innings. He was excellent early on, but the Marlins eventually caught on to his array of offspeed pitches. The wind helped the Marlins out as well, with both of Florida’s homers helped by a strong gust out to left field. Strangely enough, the wind shifted and was blowing in at the end of the game, keeping Ronnie Paulino’s ninth-inning drive in the park. So the wind giveth and it taketh away today.
The Mets improved to 30-27, three games behind the first-place Braves and a game behind the second-place Phils. I’d love to get excited about this team, but they really need to start winning on the road if they hope to make a playoff run. 8-18 away from Citi Field just isn’t going to cut it. An upcoming trip to Baltimore and Cleveland will hopefully help break the road slide.
The Mets are off Monday and host the San Diego Padres for a three-game set starting Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey will oppose Clayton Richard.

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