Monday, July 25, 2011

The Mets blow a late lead and lose series to the Marlins

The New York Mets lost to the Florida Marlins by the score of 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and he pitched pretty well but he only gave them five innings. Bobby Parnell attempting to get a save was not able to do so. David Wright continued his successful return to the lineup with three hits. Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy each had two hits.

Gee pitched five innings giving up seven hits and three runs. He walked three and struck out three. Manny Acosta pitched two perfect innings striking out three and Parnell pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout. Parnell blew his first save attempt and suffered his second loss of the season.

Reyes had two hits, Justin Turner had a hit and Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI. Wright had three hits and two RBI, Murphy had two hits and Jason Pridie had a hit. Jason Bay had a hit and an RBI and Gee had a hit. Wright and Pridie each had a double and Wright had a homerun. The Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Reyes and Murphy each made an error.

Carlos Beltran had a sacrifice fly in the first inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Hanley Ramirez grounded out driving in a run to tie the game in the bottom of the first. In the second inning Mike Stanton hit a solo homerun and Emilio Bonifacio had an RBI single to give the Marlins a 3-1 lead. Bay had an RBI single in the sixth to make it 3-2. In the seventh Wright hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. In the eighth inning Logan Morrison hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four and John Buck had a pinch hit RBI double which ended up being the game winning hit. The Marlins won the game 5-4, that hit gave them the lead and they held on.

The Mets lost two out of three games to the Marlins. The Mets may not have the team you see today for much longer as the Beltran rumors start to heat up. They don’t want to drag it into next weekend so I would expect a deal by the middle of the week. The Mets record is 50-51 and although they have done a good job staying around 500 and fighting through all the injuries they aren’t realistic contenders. The Mets are in the middle of a tough stretch of 20 straight games without a day off. Pagan left the game with dehydration because of the heat. Gee was also affected by the heat laboring through his five innings. The Mets allowed five homerun over the last two games and that was what really hurt them. The Mets left 28 men on base over the three games including seven in this game. It wasn’t a good display of clutch hitting and another reason they lost two out of three. The Mets will now head to Cincinatti for three games.

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