Game Recap: Marlins 7 – Mets 6

A solo home run in the 10th inning by Jarrod Saltalamacchia gave the Marlins the lead, and eventually the win, 7-6, over the Mets on Saturday night. >> Read the full boxscore and recap on SNY.tv



Need to Know: Kyle Farnsworth served up a home run to Saltalamacchia in the tenth inning, off the fence in front of the Party City Deck.

Jenrry Mejia pitched well to start, but fell apart in the sixth inning, allowing three runs, including a two-run home run to Giancarlo Stanton. Carlos Torres relieved him and allowed two inherited runners to score. Mejia ended his night with six earned runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out six.

Bobby Abreu hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning.

Lucas Duda added a two-run single in the third inning, scoring Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy.

Both Eric Young Jr. and Travis d’Arnaud helped create runs, advancing on passed balls or errors for runs in the first and sixth, respectively.


What’s Next: The Mets and Marlins play again on Sunday afternoon, a 1 p.m. game.




67 comments

need ower put together package deal now--- call Arizona--cubs---the quality of baseball has diminished---.lagares granderson   cyoung good---grget rid of eric young---black   plawecki--

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

OK, the season is now roughly a month old. What have we learned?  Scrap-heap relievers are there for a reason. Both Valverde and Farnsworth have 2-3 decent outings and then, invariably, return to form. We all know how this ends. Valverde sticks around for blowouts and extra-inning marathons until he finally wears-out his welcome after a particularly devastating meltdown. Bring-up Black. Find a lefty. Make a deal for some damn power. It ain't rocket science. Also. it's a minor point but the team should not have had three consecutive lefties in the lineup--especially against a team with 3 LHP in the bullpen.

tw22
tw22

Bullpen aside. Mejia was burnt by that massè grounder and the the single against the shift, the most ridiculous defensive alignment in baseball. d'Arnaud is an awesome baseball player, anyone who doesn't think so hasn't watch this kid play.

nagel100
nagel100

Black should be up.  Valverde should be gone.   DeGroom is pitching the best of the 3 guys at AAA and looks like a starter.

supermet
supermet

Please, please, please replace Josh Satin with Eric Campbell - both righty first basemen. Campbell "Soup" is hitting .351 with a .978 OPS in AAA and hit .304 with an .873 OPS in spring training. Satin, conversely, is hitting .125 with a .513 OPS for the Mets this year. The offense is still atrocious despite the record and the pitching being decent. The Mets had 1 hit after the 3rd inning last night (7 innings with just 1 hit!). If the Mets aren't going to spend money to bring in guys who hit above .200, then they have to be quick on the trigger to bring guys through the organization who can hit. Satin isn't getting it done and Lagares who has the highest average on the team at .314 isn't ready to play. Something needs to get done to jump-start this inconsistent offense!

am6241
am6241

I am sick and tired of this manager. What is obvious to most clearly goes over his head. No hit and run, no bunting, letting people hit 3-1 when we need runners and totally not aware when pitchers are out of gas.

openmind6
openmind6

The Mets will dust off last nights extra inning loss and take today's game.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Bad Night at Citi Field, it happens, but we should start thinking strongly about promoting some of the Young Guns! I'd wait until be get better weather, it's been real chilly out there, went to 3 games this week and it feels like we're in Canada!!!!!

whizz17
whizz17

Degrom and Black both pitched last night and pitched well. The bullpen could use both of them. Farnsworth and Velverde are who we the thought they were.

dv92
dv92

Can't win em all even though we should have taken this one! Just go get em at 1 and take this series.

Herb Gettelson
Herb Gettelson

I put this one on Collins.  His responsibility is to manage each game.  Meija was obviously out of gas, the Mets had a 5-1 lead, and he knows that his offense potentially won't get more than that.  Even Ron Darling was wondering why he stayed in.  Really good managers would have yanked him to preserve the lead.

SomeHighSchoolKid
SomeHighSchoolKid

Say what you want about the pitching, and I'll say this whether we win or lose, you can't win many games scoring as many runs as they have. Yeah they got 5 earned runs yesterday but everybody just decided to stop trying after the third inning. Our one hit after the third was really an error. I'm hoping Grandy can turn it around, TDA can continue to get better, Tejada will look like 2011/2012 Tejada, and Wright will get hot again. Until then, this team will struggle to stay afloat. And no, I'm not just saying this because we lost yesterday.

stuytown
stuytown

People have to back off the umpire. The Mets got what - one hit from the 5th inning on? In the 8th and 9th inning they must've fouled off 20 balls that were very hittable from Dunn. Then he would throw a slider in the dirt and they would chase. I love Murphy but it's not the umps fault that he's not protecting with 2 strikes.

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

this team needs an offensive pus, the starting pitching or the most part has been pretty go. Why won' t Alderson/Wilpons get off their butts and seriously try to make a run at this season? Fix short stop and get a legitimate power bat!!  Trade foe Franklin, try to pry Owings away from the D-Backs or make a trade for Mitch Moreland  at first base, just do something to add some offense to this team!!

Kevin McManus
Kevin McManus

Meija looked Awesome tonight . He's pitching with confidence and I don't mind him showing some emotion . The rain totally screwed his night up . I think it messed up that Jerry Curl he's got going . But seriously I couldn't help but picturing him as an All Star this season .

Our young catcher calls a pretty good game , seems to have the confidence of his pitchers and it no longer seems to be just a myth , he can hit.

Dice K looks good out of the pen and may have some deadline value . But of course I'm hoping we need him for own playoff run.

I never judge our guys too soon but I called this one when he signed so I don't feel bad. He's a good guy , great teammate but Curtis Granderson succs . Even that GWH was a weak stroke of luck. Mets need a real hitting coach ASAP .

Lastly , Familia would be awesome of he had a meaner , badass attitude out there. If he knocked a few guys off the plate and scared them a little he would be our closer.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

I understanding Murphy's frustration and trying to make a point about strike calling consistency, but we can't let him get a reputation like Ike Davis seemed to, ending up in an umpire backlash. Especially after the good roll the team has been on.


If they fall out of it, and want to make a case about strike zones, maybe it'll be appropriate, but until then, try not to not to rile the sleeping giants in black. They do frame the game so there's a lot of power there and even the outbursts have to be kind of thought out. Plus it's really the fans that have to be vigilante and vociferous mostly, if it's impacting games.

John Ramos
John Ramos

Tommorow is a must win game I don't care if people say is April there are some series that you just cannot lose

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

They played hard a gave the game a good ride for extra innings. I'm not heart broken or worried over this loss, let's get em tomorrow. The only thing I want to see change is some arms in the bullpen. Sign for reliable reliever with a track record and trade for an effective lefty please.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

This team is awful--what do you all expect? Several regulars hitting below the Mendoza line. No real closer. Collins will not make it through this year...

Doubleday
Doubleday

Welcome to the closer's role, Mr. Matsuzaka.

rodd
rodd

rookie umpire should go back to the minors!

ACra122
ACra122

The rookie umpire was brutal towards the end of the game.  When Bobby Abreu is questioning your strike zone you need to question and reassess yourself.

1harris1
1harris1

Familia coming through on a second consecutive night was a positive development.  The Mets could really benefit from him developing, given the age of Farnsworth and Valverde.  The kid came back nicely tonight against the heart of the Marlins' lineup after walking the leadoff hitter in the inning.


Dice K is seemingly on the verge of becoming our "closer".  Who would have thunk it? 

@nagel100 iagree--- lets put together saaa package deal for [ower get rid of alderson.hit run bunt.

tw22
tw22

@supermet First of all they did score 6 runs last night. The Mets problem isn't that they don't hit, its that they don't hit for power like the Marlins. Those dude's trot up four guys that are home run threats every time the lineup turns over.
Second, Satin is getting a few at bats a week against major league pitching, Campbell is getting at bats every day against minor league pitching. Campbell is not going to take at bats away from anyone that is currently on the field for the Mets (against righties) so don't scream yourself hoarse over him.
Laguares comes back, and they sign drew in a month in a half, DFA Tejada and they will be ok. This team is not a wild card contender without a July trade so let's stop acting like they are. They are pitching and running the bases well. They are defending the diamond well enough. The bullpen can be shoddy, but most bullpens in the major leagues have holes. If Black was ready he would be here. If DeGrom has a future with the Mets he'll be here. Relax, its April 28, and its still cold and they will still be at or above .500 tomorrow which is more than any of us could have hoped for.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@supermet I thought all along that Campbell should have been the one put on the bench, especially when Ike was still here. Don't know his rightie/leftie splits honestly, but all he did in ST was hit & he was a fun player to watch and root for. Satin is an okay bland player, but let's give "Soup" (that's just fun ... and when your team is going to be at best .500, come on, that matters) a shot.

Vin Santiago
Vin Santiago

@am6241  How are you going to hit and run when NO ONE on this team hits?  

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@openmind6 hope so but the Marlins are pests ... it's the first series, and I'm already tired of them. A loss today is honestly far from unlikely.

David Vargas
David Vargas

Mejia was cruising and only at around 80 pitches nobody could've saw him falling apart like that

hankypanky
hankypanky

I put this one on Mejia. His relapse was sudden and he couldn't preserve a nice lead, proving that he's only human, after all. As for the bullpen, it is being overworked, and TC damn well knows it.

nncyel
nncyel

@Herb Gettelson  Yes, why didn't Collins make precisely the moves that would've won the game? After every loss, by the end of the game it becomes obvious that certain decisions should have been made during the game that weren't. The Mets obviously need a manager with 20:20 hindsight, I mean foresight, oh never mind.

nncyel
nncyel

@samc  The '69 Mets won a WS with great pitching and very good defense. Not much hitting. Can the Mets win as currently constituted? Well, they're obviously not the '86 juggernaut, but yes they can win with great pitching and defense and some timely hitting. Would they be better with better hitting? Of course, goes without saying. Then they would be a title contender. But to say they will "struggle to stay afloat" is overly pessimistic. If by that you mean they won't be able to contend for one of the two wild cards and will sink into the lower depths of the division/league, anyway. I think they can contend for a wild card.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@stuytown the umpire made many questionable calls .. the booth generally don't say anything but they made more than one comment about his zone. It was bad. The buck stops with the Mets, but the ump did a bad job.

@rubiconx0 put together package to get a thumper.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@rubiconx0 Pretty sure Lucas had a two run single last night and has 12 RBI on the season. He is not the problem.

nncyel
nncyel

@rubiconx0  Franklin or Owings for Tejada and Moreland for Duda is going to put the Mets over the top this season? I don't think so. Those are incremental improvements at best. In fact they might make the team worse. Franklin is not a proven major league shortstop and Duda has a better OPS than Moreland. Try again.

gregf
gregf

Surprised that nobody other than above post noted that the rain might have been a factor in the change with Mejia ... saw the whole game and that's my take ... leaving balls up or losing control after just 70 pitches or so usually is not a result of being gassed ... he couldn't get a grip, so to speak

sylow59
sylow59

... especially with Murphy getting thrown out of the game ...

Does his bench coach have a crystal ball? Because if I had a crystal ball that reliable I'd be a Godzillionaire and have a haram of cloned Kate Uptons.

eavdr10
eavdr10

I don't think valverde and Farnsworth will be on this team by the end of the year. Daisuke as a closer may have legs. The gut can certainly mix it up and keep guys off guard. Likes the pressure too, so he says

texasmetsfan
texasmetsfan

@nncyel @samc competition was weaker in the division vs current division...every team in the east is improved over last year...even the Marlins look like a decent team.

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

@Dana Smith @rubiconx0you guys crack me up, youre all so used to losing and mediocrity it's disgusting! Lucas Duda is NOT very good!!

rubiconx0
rubiconx0

@nncyel @rubiconx0so what are you saying stick with the same crap we have been and win nothing, all i am saying is get some fresh faces in here? the "lets stick with our guys" is getting old and going nowhere!!

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@doubleday @Joe WenzelSatin? Who wasn't available. Be amusing in a way to determine who would have played the IF if they went to the 11th.  Anyway, of all things to whine about, that is pretty far down there.