Mets Game 100: Loss to Marlins
Marlins 8 Mets 5
This is not the kind of “fifty-fifty” that suggests hope or puts a windfall of money in someone’s pocket.
The Mets reach the century mark of the season with a perfectly even 50-50 record. Once again, stuck at the Flushing .500.
Mets Game Notes
Chris Capuano was cruising until the bottom of the sixth, when he suddenly became extremely hittable. I’m not sure what happened; his pitch count was only in the high 70s and into the 80s, so I doubt it was fatigue — though in the heat and humidity of Miami you never know. Perhaps it was just a case of the Marlins hitters figuring him out after seeing him a third time (plus three times earlier this week).
The game was still within the Mets’ grasp until the bottom of the 7th, when defensive miscues and Gaby Sanchez‘s second homer put the game away for the Fish. And then the Mets sneaked back into grasp with back-to-back homers in the ninth — by Jose Reyes and Lucas Duda.
For Duda, that was his first MLB homer of the season. About time, considering that young man’s obvious strength and big swing; it feels like he should have a dozen by now.
Jose Reyes had his 46th multiple-hit game. His second hit was a single up the middle off of Burke Badenhop in an at-bat where Reyes looked completely baffled and unable to track the baseball out of Badenhop’s hand. That’s the way his season is going — it’s a beautiful thing to watch.
Reyes and Justin Turner combined to go 6-for-9 with 4 runs scored at the top of the lineup.