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.
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.