Mets Game 2: Loss to Marlins
Marlins 5 Mets 4
So much for being undefeated.
Pedro pitched poorly then left in the fourth with a strained hamstring and a 4-1 deficit. He says he heard a “pop”.
The Mets came back to tie the ballgame, and the game remained tied until the bottom of the tenth. Matt Wise struck out the first two batters he faced, then fell behind 2-0 to Robert Andino. Wise threw a “get me over” floater to get strike one, and Keith Hernandez stated,
“you don’t want to throw it up there too often though you can get hurt upstairs.”
The final word had not left Keith’s mouth when Wise floated up another one in the exact same spot, which Andino jumped all over and sent into the leftfield seats.
Not sure whether to blame Keith, Matt Wise, or Brian Schneider.
Bottom line is this: at game time, it was an apparently healthy Pedro Martinez facing Rick Vanden who? and therefore all expectations that the Mets would be 2-0 on the season before the night was over. Unfortunately, they had to play the game and it didn’t work out that way.
Next game pits Oliver Perez vs. Andrew Miller in another 7:10 PM start.
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