Mets Game 128: Win Over Marlins

Mets 10 Marlins 3

Wow … where did that come from?

Just when you thought the dilapidated Mets couldn’t buy a win, the offense erupts for ten runs and Tim Redding holds the Fish to three runs in six and two-third innings of admirable work.

The bats beat up on both starter Anibal Sanchez and long man Christhian Martinez, hammering each hurler for four runs apiece. All 8 position players in the starting lineup collected at least two hits on the afternoon, with Dan Murphy’s two doubles and three RBI leading the charge. Jeff Francoeur drove in another two, and Angel Pagan, Wilson Valdez, and Anderson Hernandez all scored twice.

Notes

All three runs scored by the Fish came on solo homers.

Though the Mets and Dan Murphy had a great day, shades of 1962 nonetheless made their way into the contest. In that dismal opening season, Casey Stengel once joked that Marvelous Marv Throneberry lost a ground ball in the sun. Incredibly, Murphy DID lose a ground ball in the sun on this particular afternoon. Luckily, his hitting performance and the final score far overwhelmed that otherwise inconsequential incident.

Next Mets Game

The Mets fly up to Chicago to play a three-game series against the Cubs. Game one is another afternoon affair, beginning at 2:20 PM EST. In a matchup of each team’s (current) top lefty starter, Pat Misch goes against Ted Lilly.

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  1. metscatch22 August 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    “Tim Redding holds the Fish to two runs in six and two-third innings of admirable work.”
    3 runs actually, but still ‘admirable work’
  2. joejanish August 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    metscatch – nice, um, “catch”. It’s been corrected, many thanks!
  3. sincekindergarten August 28, 2009 at 6:33 am
    Redding knows that he’s gonna hafta look for work elsewhere, so he’s pitching with that in mind.
  4. mic August 28, 2009 at 10:22 am
    Not so fast. Redding EASILY could end up pencilled in as #5 for next yr ALREADY.

    Contrary to one story on Sportspyder I think the Wilpons NEED make the team competitive to maintain its attractiveness to potential bidders/buyers.