Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mets lose rubber game to Marlins

The New York Mets lost their rubber game of their 3 game series with the Marlins by the score of 3-1. The offense was just lifeless as the Mets pitching was good especially the bullpen. Jon Niese game them 6 pretty good innings. He gave up 3 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Hisanori Takahashi and Ryota Igarashi each pitched scoreless innings giving up a walk. Fernando Nieve retired the only batter he faced and Pedro Feliciano pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit. Angel Pagan and Jeff Francoeur each had 2 hits with Francoeur picking up a rbi. The only other guys to have hits were Luis Castillo, Jason Bay and Rod Barajas who each had 1 hit. The Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position so they didn't even threaten to score too much. It was a very poor offensive game for the Mets and there was no energy at all at the ballpark. The attendance was only 25,000+ which is not good at all for a team trying to erase all the negativity from last season. The Mets will now take on the Washington Nationals in a 3 game weekend series before hitting the road. I guess the positive the Mets can take out of this game is that they got a good pitching performance from someone not named Santana. They did get good news after the game when Jerry Maneul announced that Jose Reyes will rejoin the team tomorrow and play on Saturday. Luis Castillo though has sore calves and will be replaced by Alex Cora for tomorrows game.

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