Game recap: Marlins 9 – Mets 6

Result: The Mets dropped their series opener, 9-6, to the Marlins in Miami on Monday afternoon.


MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins


Need to know: Zack Wheeler got the nod for the Mets but labored through his start. The young right-hander, who had allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of his past 11 starts, allowed five runs — three earned — over 4 2/3 innings. Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez exited in the third inning after suffering a strained left oblique. Giancarlo Stanton homered in the first off Wheeler, his 34th of the season. David Wright tallied two RBIs for New York, but Dilson Herrera impressed in front of the Miami crowd. The rookie blasted his first career home run, a solo shot, and collected three RBIs on the evening. The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth off Jeurys Familia to seal the 9-6 victory over the Mets.


Game ball: Herrera’s first career home run and two-run triple kept the Mets in the contest.


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What’s next: The Mets continue their three-game set with the Marlins, sending Jon Niese (7-10, 3.48 ERA)  to the hill on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. The left-hander will be opposed by Brad Penny (1-0, 5.40 ERA).





225 comments
rodd
rodd

Put herrrera up first, murphy second.

saxon
saxon

As a Met fan I had hope that this year really would be a turning point towards success for many years to come... With so many comments saying we are lacking another big bat it is hard for me to agree with. I assumed that David Wright and Curtis Granderson would have lived up to their potential and provided us with a good productive season... If they did, this season would have been a success.. And if we had a consistent left fielder most of the year instead of sticking with and watching Chris Young it would have been all the better...With nearly 40% of our non pitching position players having horrendous years, what can we expect but failure... It has been a pleasure watching the rookie's make contact with the ball compared to the swings and misses by our veterans...Nothing bothers me more [well maybe] than watching Granderson and Wright kill a rally... The rookies are suppose to be carried by these veterans but its been the opposite...The veterans have been carried by the rookies...

rodd
rodd

GET RID OF GRANDERSON OR BURY HIM IN 8TH POSITION!

metsfan7
metsfan7

Don't think I can take any more of these "veteran" ball players.....Grandy's time is over. Want to see Nieuwenhuis , Den Dekker and Lagares in the outfield

bbr7
bbr7

i just want to sarcastically say bravo to sandy alderson for his free agent signings last offseason. at that time, with santana's contract coming off the books and also jason bay's contract coming off the books, i was psyched we would finally get some quality free agents. we didn't get ellsbury, we didn't get cano, we didn't get nelson cruz. we got granderson who is batting .215 or something like that. 15 MILLION spent. we got bartolo colon and his 4.00 era or something like that, 9 MILLION spent. and who could forget chris young. 7.25 MILLION spent.


i don't see how any logical person could say BEFORE the season that these were good signings. did we really expect granderson to hit 20-30 homeruns in citi field? did we really expect colon would have a good era? and who in the world would think chris young was going to have a good year? 


if we are playing moneyball, then why are you spending irrationally? just for the sake of spending? i know hindsight is 20/20 but would we have been better off if we had just not spent what we spent and let the kids play? would we have a more developed team? would we have a better chance to contend for a playoff spot next year?


must be hard being a general manager and an owner. must be hard to make these decisions. must be hard being a fan and watching your team lose year after year. if the owner and general manager don't have a desire to win and don't have a relentless passion to build a REAL team then maybe i'm rooting for the wrong team.

gangsta
gangsta

What happened to my comment?

nhmetsfan
nhmetsfan

Its really hard to see why TC should continue to manage this team. They now have strong starting pitching and a reasonable bullpen (that is quite  an upgrade). But, they aren't winning  anymore than they have over the past few years. I really don't know if he is to blame for the fact that the bullpen has now blown a few games with mental errors , but they look like the bad news bears. Someone has to be held accountable for poor play and lack of production by players who have produced in the past.

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

In other news, Cesar Puello finished a very strong August. Would like to see him in right field that last two and half weeks of season. Outside of an abysmal June, Puello had a decent season for AAA.

bklynlou
bklynlou

Been a mets fan for ,a long  time I love the Orange an blue  but deep down inside I hate this ownership but I am a glutten for punishment an hope one day we will be on top again so we can all smile again

scrubs
scrubs

I also love this god-forsaken team. But, I am staying home this final month and I hope my fellow Met fans do the same.  Let the empty stands be a small sample of what 2015 will look like if Wilpons fail to acquire the bat and ss we so desperately need. I know of no business that can durvive if the consumer will not buy.  They'll have to poney up or sell.  Just  say no!

OK. Ive been a fan of the team since the early 70s and despite how badly they suck I will always be a fan. I have seen them more disgraceful than this. There is some hope in the future but it may take a few years for youngsters to develop. I see how badly granderson is playing and remember as a kid I loved kingman who would also hit 210. Granted he hit 39 balls to the moon and managed to actually drive iin runs. Argue complain but seriously are any of you going to stop being a fan??

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

One more thing to add....   Wright should be batting 5th, Granderson 6th.   Darnaud 3rd.  Dilson 2nd   Den Dekker leadoff!

bklynlou
bklynlou

How about that the cardinals r in 1 st place brewers feeling the heat  it's not how you start it how u finish I hope the mets can learn from that

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

What about Wright? I don't give him a pass either. He has been nothing short of terrible all year. He is swinging as hard as ever, no wincing yet the ball goes no where. He can't even drive a ball deep never mind HRs. I wonder what he was doing "differently" before signing his mega deal. He does not even run anymore. He has not even owned up to his new level of performance. Perhaps he is expecting it and not surprised by it.

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

And we didn't get Abreu do the SAME price as CY.

David Jay
David Jay

Did his strong finish come from a bottle again ?

josef
josef

@bklynlou Any team needs the following few ingredients to win:

1) You need internal talent (Which we may actually have)

2) You need to bring the external talent that takes you to the next level (Which we have not)

3) You need a smart manager, who is a good psychologist and can extract the most out of his players and get them to overachieve when needed, and someone who can make solid in-game decisions (Which we definitely don't have)

4) You need an ownership that is committed to winning (Which we most certainly don't have)

One out of 4 would not do it! You would need at least 3 of these 4 criteria to even have a chance at competing for a playoff spot or beyond!

1harris1
1harris1

  No, but that's why we complain.  We're fans who seemingly give a damn about the success of our team more than our owners do.


I lived through the late 70's and early 80's also.  The last six years have not been as bad as that period was.  At least though there was some hope when Doubleday (and ironically enough, Fred) bought the team in '80.  At present, I have zero faith in the ownership of this team going forward. 

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

No one is saying they're abandoning the team...it's just frustrating that there is no commitment to winning.

josef
josef

@George Komninakis I would bat Wright 6th and Grandy (the reincarnated Jason Bay) 7th. Grandy needs to be benched for a few games! 

A manager with some balls, which TC doesn't have, would have benched him a long time ago!

Dekker 202. Denaud 230.

loopenark
loopenark

@bklynlou Cardinals also have a nucleus of Molina, Carpenter, Holliday, Wainwright. That's real quality.

josef
josef

@bklynlou How can we finish strong, when our biggest signing of the year, Grandy aka Jason Bay 2.0, has 5 hits, all singles, in his last 40 at bats, is a permanent rally-killer, and over the past 10 games, he has 11 Ks!!!

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

Sandy has been a complete failure. He has not signed or drafted one impact player in 5 years, yes 5 because there is no big prospect drafted who is scheduled to arrive in 2015.

bbr7
bbr7

@borsh13 i'm not making anything worse by complaining. i'm just speaking my mind. just like you are. i'm calling it how i see it. and if you think upper management is doing a good job then that's nice to know that there are other fans out there who are optimistic. i'm glad we didn't sign beltran and i wouldn't have done so if it were up to me. stephen drew? i would never have signed him. as for choo, we got lucky he wasn't signed. so there i addressed your three free agents. as for colon, he is owed 11 million next year. he is 41 years old. i've seen him pitch well at times and other times i've seen him pitch poorly. but why shouldn't i bring up his era? that part of your comment i don't understand.


josef
josef

@1harris1 I started watching and rooting in 83, and from a management and ownership standpoint, it is by far the worst in the 31 years I have been watching!

I think if you let these young guys develop and you keep a scrappy player like Murphy to help lead the team you will get results in a few years. but they will trade Murphy and two stating pitchers and get under performers in return.

Look at starting pitching. How can't you win with that rotation.

I hear ya Steve. Unfortunately they have payroll constraints . I feel another manager could get better results with team.

bklynlou
bklynlou

@josef good point that's up to our so called gm job an ownership

There have been many horrible periods. Funny I was cleaning out a dresser and found a shirt that had replicas of 69 and 86 series tickets and said mets tradition on it. Let's face it the team is 53 years old and won two series?? There have been many many disappointing years.

Rich Capasso
Rich Capasso

@1harris1 herrera being called up already pretty much is the end of murph's tenure as a met, sad cuz i love the dude, but i doubt he is with us next season

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

You just said there were payroll constraints..so why would they bring in another manager if TC is still on the payroll. The Mets don't double pay.

What is bay up to?? He had serious concussion issues. Sadly his performance was not his fault.

josef
josef

@mets74 @josef @George Komninakis Thank you! I will do that as soon as you stop your unconditional support of DW! In the meantime, it is a free blog and you don't run it!

hashburry
hashburry

In actuality, the Mets are a long time failure of a franchise with a minimal history of winning.

They spend money foolishly and don't have dominant team level payroll. Attendance is terrible also. Not helping.

josef
josef

They need to either lower the ticket prices until the team starts winning, and then they can start increasing the prices!

or they could start spending, but wisely, so current expensive tickets could be justified, since the newly acquired talent would help the team win!

Doing neither one, and maintaining status quo would not resolve the problems!

Reality of running a massive multi hundred million stadium is that you need to keep prices high to pay for it. Lowering prices won't get you many more fans. Winning will however. See 86 mets.

josef
josef

the 86 Mets had passion, and true leadership. they had Carter (RIP), Keith, etc.

they had fiery personalities like Knight, Backman, Dykstra!

and they had talent in Gooden, Straw, Orosco, Ojeda, Fernandez, Darling!

This team has no leaders, no passion, and no real personalities! If our players get hit, no pitcher ever retaliates! If we keep losing, which we do, no one gets pissed off, or holds himself or anyone else accountable!

We have some talent, but talent alone is not enough to win!

That is what is missing here, which existed in 86!