Saturday, July 08, 2006

Unhappy Recap: Marlins 3 Mets 2

Another game in which the Mets could not get a hit with scoring position.
Injuries and the fact that this was the first game of a doubleheader forced a makeshift lineup, especially after Delgado had to leave the game after being hit by a pitch.

After Delgado was hit in the second inning, Floyd singled but Nady struck out with first and third. Then Maine struck out with the bases loaded, but that was to be expected. Especially because on Monday, Maine apparently became unglued after he sprinted to first base on a grounder. Running to first tired him out and therefore he got bombed in the next inning, according to Maine, Howie Rose, Willie Randolph, and presumably Claudia.

In the fifth inning, Woodward popped out with the bases loaded, then after two walks tied the score at 2, Wright flew out with the bases still loaded.

In typical Mets fashion, Maine came right back the next inning and gave up another solo homer to make it 3-2.

The Mets had one more chance in the 8th but with two on Lo Duca struck out and Castro grounded out.

Reyes was inserted as a pinch runner to possibly score the winning run. He was running at one point and on a foul ball he slid head first into third base, Howie Rose said "I retire."

On the whole Maine didn't pitch badly, he allowed 3 solo homers but otherwise he was effective enough to win on a day when the Mets put up more than 3 hits.

Chad Bradford was once again excellent as he bailed Feliciano out of trouble in the 8th. Duaner Sanchez came on for the 9th and got into it with the Miguels after he hit Cabrera and bounded off the mound after striking out Olivo.


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