Final: Mets 3 White Sox 0

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Shaun Marcum started tonight and was really good, scattering four hits over eight shutout innings. In the effort, he earned his first win of the 2013 season.

Bobby Parnell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to record his 13th save of the season.

The Mets were gifted a pair of runs in the fifth inning, thanks to a fielding error by Alexei Ramirez.

Eric Young stayed hot, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. He’s now 12-for-29 as a Met.

The Mets played some really good defense behind Marcum, including this spectacular play by Omar Quintanilla.

John Buck was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, and has just 35 hits in his last 213 plate appearances (.181 average).

For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.

Andrew Wharton, Contributor

What a great pitching performance by Marcum. He took advantage of this weak White Sox lineup tonight by mixing his pitches and getting the hitters to get themselves out. He only struck out two, but to borrow a phrase from the legendary Crash Davis, ground balls are more democratic.

How hot has Eric Young been since being brought to New York, though? Man, his surge has been a blast to watch so far. He’ll cool off eventually, but I don’t care right now. The dude is on fire, and it’s nice to watch an outfield where nothing falls on the left side.

Just as a side note, I can’t really complain about Bobby Parnell getting a save, but I kind of wanted to see Marcum out there for the ninth. A complete game shutout would have been a neat way to earn his first victory of the 2013 campaign.

The Mets will head to Colorado for a one-game makeup tomorrow evening, with Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.89) taking on Tyler Chatwood (4-1, 2.22).

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