Sunday, August 12, 2007

Happy Recap: Mets 10 Marlins 4

The Mets broke out of their slumber with a nice victory that they had to have, a sweep by the Marlins would have been devastating.

But in this loss was revealed something, Oliver Perez is not the same as he was at the beginning of the season. His velocity is way down and in his last three starts his ERA is 5.29 and that includes 6 innings and no earned runs against Pittsburgh in a game the Mets lost because he made an error and allowed 5 unearned runs. Maybe he just has dead-arm but if he can't throw the ball harder than 90 miles an hour, he can't be effective.

But there were a lot of positives in this game starting with Moises Alou who homered twice to give the Mets the lead, first 3-1, then 5-4. Alou has 5 homers and 10 RBI in 15 games since returning from injury.

Moises Alou homers twice

Also encouraging was Jose Reyes who homered to tie the game in the 3rd then scored from first in the 8th inning on a single by Milledge that Dan Uggla misplayed and gave up on. Reyes was almost tagged out at home but he kicked the ball out of the catcher's hand.





And Carlos Delgado also hit a huge home run to break the game open in the 8th, a 2-run homer that gave the Mets a 3-run lead, and started a 5 run rally.



Ramon Castro continues to struggle, he's now 4 for his last 30 and in the Marlins big 3rd inning he allowed two wild pitches and dropped a throw at home plate, after the runner had been called out.

Castro drops the ball at home

Even worse he had some back problems and was taken out of the game. That leaves the Mets with Mike DiFelice as their only healthy catcher.

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