Friday, April 1, 2011

Mets lose to Marlins as Pelfrey struggled

The New York Mets lost to the Florida Marlins on Friday night by the score of 6-2. Mike Pelfrey who is being counted on as the ace didn't resemble anything close to that on Opening Night. He pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up four runs, he looked pretty good for the first three innings but then gave up a grand slam to John Buck and couldn't get out of the fourth inning. The Mets offense didn't do much at all as they didn't even record a hit until the seventh inning where they scored two runs. The Mets pitching looks like it will be their downfall but on this night their pitching and their offense were to take equal blame. It is only one game but the Mets want to get off to a good start and try to erase the negative thoughts most have of them. They will play game two of their three game series Saturday night at 7:10PM. Jon Niese will take on Ricky Nolasco. The Mets have a chance to turn it around quickly as they will play the next day and on Sunday afternoon. The Mets need to get a good pitching performance and hope that their offense will perform better. Josh Johnson does deserve some credit as he is one of the best pitchers in the league and lots of hitters struggle against him. Ricky Nolasco is good but he isn't an ace or unhittable.

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