Mets Game 101: Loss to Marlins
Marlins 5 Mets 4
Sunk below .500 by the Fish.
Mets Game Notes
Dillon Gee struggled from the beginning, allowing the leadoff batter to reach base in all five frames he pitched. His fastball was flat, his curveball had no break, and he couldn’t throw his change-up for a strike. It’s generally difficult to retire MLB hitters when none of your secondary stuff is working and they can wait on an average fastball. It was actually remarkable that Gee managed to go as long as he did; if there was a positive, it was his ability to work out of jams — though, he did get some help from the defense.
Meanwhile, Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez had the exact opposite kind of day — all four of his pitches were working, and he had the Mets’ number. His curveball was especially effective, with good downward bite. Interestingly, he gave up 11 hits in 7 innings, but it didn’t seem like that many for whatever reason.
Gaby Sanchez didn’t do anything against the Mets in this game, but he didn’t have to — not with sluggers Logan Morrison and Mike Stanton hitting moon shots. Well, at least the Mets stopped Sanchez.
Good news: David Wright is on a rampage. He had another three hits including a homer and a double.
Manny Acosta may have had his most effective and impressive performance as a Met. He threw two perfect innings, striking out three, and was in line for a victory before Bobby Parnell came in and blew the ballgame.
Next Mets Game
The Mets move on to Cincinnati on Monday to face the Reds for four games. First game begins at 7:10 PM and pits R.A. Dickey against Mike Leake.