The Marlins defeated the Mets by the score of 5-3 tonight at Land Shark Stadium.
For a full recap and box score, click here.
The Least You Should Know:
If not Mike Pelfrey, then who? Big Pelf went 5.2 innings and allowed five runs on 11 hits. He also added to the Mets’ major league leading walk total, by giving free passes to five Marlins. He evaded a first inning, bases loaded jam, but gave up a two-run “triple” to Cody Ross in the third. Ronny Paulino then hit a bomb into the left-centerfield stands to make it 4-2.
Cy Young candidate Josh Johnson struck out seven, and is now 7-0 lifetime against the Mets.
The Mets actually had the lead in the second thanks to Fernando Tatis, who drove in Cory Sullivan. Anderson Hernandez also had a RBI in the frame. They would score only once more on a Sullivan sac fly in the sixth.
Other Observations and Notes:
Cory Sullivan has an arm. He gunned down Dan Uggla at second, and threw a bullet to home on a fly late in the game.
I feel like they are just playing the games as a formality at this point. Maybe it’s just my disappointed perception, but I hope the Mets don’t feel the same.
The Next Game:
The Mets finish their series against the Marlins tomorrow in Miami at 1:10 p.m. with Tim Redding (1-4, 6.10) facing off against Anibal Sanchez (2-4, 4.97).