Monday, June 28, 2010

Marlins Lay the Lumber to the Mets in 10-3 Win

Well, some nights things just don't go your way.  Tonight was one of those nights for the Mets and R.A. Dickey, as the Marlins pounded out 10 runs on 9 hits on their way to a 10-3 victory of the Mets in Puerto Rico (box score/wrap).

R.A. Dickey gave up 5 runs in 5 innings, most of them in a big third and just didn't look good tonight.  The Marlins were pounding Dickey around, including Ricky Nolasco who had a big double off Dickey early in that big third inning.  Tough outings happen, and considering the way Dickey's been pitching this year he was bound to have one less than awesome start, unfortunately, it came tonight.  Also, I think the humidity was making it tough for Dickey to control that knuckler, as Gary and Keith noted he had to change his undershirt, probably because he sweat right through it.  In any case, Dickey wasn't alone in his struggles tonight as Nieve and Igarashi gave up 5 combined runs in the final four innings to cement the game for the fish.

The highlights of the game for the Mets were provided by Jason Bay who went deep twice in the game.  The Mets had 6 hits tonight, two of them homers from Bay, two of them off the bat of Wright, a lead off single from Reyes and a pitch hit from Thole.  There was no real help from the rest of the line up.  And although Reyes' hit was a lead off one, he was immediately picked off, which was no help to the team, and Thole's hit came when the Mets were already down 7-3 in the eighth.  So, as far as important hits go, they were few and far between tonight for the Mets...unless your name happens to be Jason Bay.

But these types of loses happen to even the best teams, so no reason to get worried.  The Mets have a chance for redemption tomorrow night at 7:10 when Takahashi takes the mound against Nate Robertson.

Let's Go Mets.

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