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Sound Smart: 5 things to know before today’s Mets-Marlins game

The Mets are 8-13 all-time at Marlins Park, including six walk-off losses.


Daniel Murphy has at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 games, during which he’s batting .353 with 12 runs scored and six RBI. He is 5-for-13 with a home run against RHP Tom Koehler, who will start Wednesday for the Marlins.


The Mets bullpen has allowed 10 earned runs in its last 13 1/3 innings (6.75 ERA).


The Mets have 111 walks this year, the third- most in the National League, two behind the Dodgers and Pirates. They are sixth in total runs scored, but last in batting average.


Zack Wheeler starts today against the Marlins. He has a 2.08 ERA in  two career starts against the Marlins. He struck out a season-high 10 batters the last time he faced them. The Mets average just 2.2 runs per game when Wheeler is on the mound, during which the team is 3-3.




25 comments
Jim Yager
Jim Yager

I think the Marlins can add another walk-off win :{ It is 0-0 in the 8th, I have no reason to beleive the METS can pull it off. I hope they prove me wrong?

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Dale Thayer and Latroy Hawkins are 2 we should have kept.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Boy, 15-11 seems like AGES ago. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

90wins
90wins

Let's go Mets. The Mets is better than the fish. They need to leave the roof open so that Grandy can hit a few HRs.

oddmanrush
oddmanrush

Flores bat should be in this lineup, period. Put him at shortstop, anyway. If we can deal with Daniel Murphy bouncing from 1B to LF to finally 2B, we can deal with Flores at shortstop if he gives us a much needed lineup boost. I just don't want to see another guy get away like Carlos Gomez.

I'm starting to wonder about the Mets approach at the plate. They have at-bats that are much better once they get men on than when the bases are empty. Two out nobody on and it's almost a lock they'll do nothing. But if they get a man on and nobody out and they usually find a way to move him into scoring position at least. It's not just the eye test either they're like the 5th-6th best team in the NL with runners on and easily dead last hitting with bases empty. Too many empty swings for the fences?

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

I wonder what Flores,Meija and a lower level prospect would bring back in terms of a power bat? What teams need a young 3rdbaseman?

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

My argument for the signing of Stephen Drew (and how to get it done):

First and foremost, I (as most of us in here) realize that Stephen Drew is not a cure-all, is not worth millions upon millions, and has not signed on with a team yet. However, he would be a much-needed (I will go so far as to say necessary) upgrade from the sub-par performers we have thus far at shortstop. Why not, then, offer him what we think he is worth?  At this point he may take it, since no one else has offered him a contract yet.  If he says no to the Mets offer, then it is not like we have lost anything.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

I have NO faith in this bullpen or this offense...would love to see a trade for a consistenly good middle reliever like Darren O'day of Batlimore and Degrom promoted...and later on a trade for a proven power bat.

mmmets
mmmets

2. The Marlins are better

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

Dear God:

My biggest fear here is that the Mets have begun a downward spiral...

Please don't let this be!

capra38
capra38

Wow, good looking blue seats in a stadium.  Another miss by the Wilpons. (Although, they are not Dodger blue like they prefer)

shea
shea

@90wins  at this point, I would love a seeing eye single from him....maybe a bunt, perhaps a broken bat looper. 


He has done his best to make the fans long for the days of Jason Bay. 

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@oddmanrush Flores, Murph and Duda would easily make-up 75%of the worst infield in baseball. But who cares? I say go for it.

capra38
capra38

Agreed, but I see Drew signing with a conteder after the June draft, at which time there is no need to give up a pick.  To these Mets the arbitration clock is their favorite stat, I can't see them spending the money.

mrgee
mrgee

 It was hard enough just getting to put back the blue wall.  I'll never forget how "un-Mets-like" the stadium was at the beginning. What the heck were they thinking?  Still don't love it, which is a shame, considering it does have a lot of cool features. 

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

So then the shortstop issue will not get solved, in your opinion?

1harris1
1harris1

What are we getting back? If the return is good, we can 't get caught up in what the players we 're giving up might become . I'm not sure if the Yankees are a fit though.

capra38
capra38

Not at that price.  I'd say a trade for a more inexpensive option is more likely.