Mets 5 Marlins 1
For once, we witness the opposing team going in the tank.
Mets Game Notes
For those unaware, it is officially September, which means the Mets are playing meaningless games. This lazy Sunday afternoon contest was a prime example of what happens when two teams out of the pennant race meet each other on the diamond. The result is many innings of lackluster, uneventful baseball. Ho hum.
Yes, a win is a win is a win. Unfortunately, a win in September by a team 17 games out of first and 8 games from the wild card, against a team that is even further behind, doesn’t feel the same as a win in April, May, or June. Whatever. We’ll take it as we support our Mets in their quest for a .500 final record.
The Mets erupted for five runs in the first frame, led by volcano Jason Bay‘s grand slam. Yes, Bay is a volcano — after all, a volcano generally lays dormant for a long, long, time … then it explodes. Who knows, though — maybe this homer will take Bay out of his three-year slump. Should the Mets consider extending him now, while his value is at an all-time low?
After Bay’s blast, the Marlins rolled over. Or is it, they floated to the surface? In any case, they clearly packed it in, and did what they could to get the game over as quickly as possible.
Luckily, there are teams still in the pennant race, playing a full nine innings of baseball. The miracle of television and the internet bring these ballgames right into your living room. Enjoy.
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About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.