Mets Game 152: Win Over Marlins

Mets 3 Marlins 2

Mets sweep the Marlins, solidifying their hold on fourth place in the NL East.

Mets Game Notes

Once again, I have no notes for this game because I couldn’t watch it. Too bad, as it sounded fairly dramatic. If you saw the game, please post your observations in the comments. Thank you.

By sweeping the Marlins, the Mets won their second home series of the second half. Seriously.

Additionally, the magic number is now 7 for the Mets to clinch a fourth-place finish. Just think, if the NL East comprised two teams, and those two teams were the Mets and the Marlins, the Mets would be sitting pretty right now and a virtual lock for the postseason. Unfortunately, the Mets have the bad luck of being in a division with three other teams as well.

Next Mets Game

The Mets begin a four-game series against the Pirates on Monday at 7:10 p.m. Jenrry Mejia gets the start against Kyle McPherson.


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  1. jerseymet September 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    I was taken by Jose’s reaction to Tejada’s walk off hit. Jose was visiable agitated. He also displayed anger at Dickey striking him out yesterday. What a difference a year makes. Many Met’s fans thought that the sun rose and set on Jose. Today it shone on Rubin Tejada.
  2. Dan B September 24, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Are you trying to say Tejada is having a better year then Reyes? Because he is playing on a 4th place team rather then a 5th place team? Not much to hang your hat on. Certainly on the field Reyes is overshadowing Tejada. At the bank Reyes is crushing him. All things considered, I don’t think Reyes would switch places. By the way, the Mets mistake was not resigning Reyes this past offseason. Marlins overpaid, no mistake about it. The Mets mistake was not extending him during offseason before that when he was coming off a bad season. Buy low, sell high. This is first day of college stuff. Yet the Mets like to wait until the player has a good season before considering resigning.
    • jerseymet September 24, 2012 at 11:30 am
      I’m saying that Jose’s passion/tantrum was a specticle. Clearly he was exihbiting frustration. This year must have been difficult for him.

      Jose is a favorite of mine. Last year I relished his every game, knowing that he was going. Nature abhors a vacuum; Tejada steped into the void and is making it his own. Jose is a unique player. When the Marlins lay-off Jose’s back loaded contract : I hope it is to a world champion.

      Tejada was paid less that 5% of Jose’s salary this year. Sandy made a good buisness decision not signing Jose. Sandy failed in not trading him last year for scrap value lin July 2011.

      Ralph Kiner tells a funny story of negotiating with the Pirates Management…. They reasoned that they finished last with him, they could finish last without him.

  3. DaveSchneck September 24, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Like you, I have been unable to watch Met games broadcast on WPIX evidently due to rich companies squabbling on how to share millions. In this case, we should actually thank the cable company. In typical Met fashion, their latest “win streak” actually hurts the team, costing them a shot at the #4 pick next year. The 70+ win range that they are destined for, lead mostly by players 30+, is the worst possible scenario playing out. Not bade enough for high picks and a clean house mentality, not good enough to energize either the fan base or team brass about the 2013 season. PIX and Cablevision might as well battle it out until 2016.
  4. Steven September 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    With Mejia, Heffner and McHugh scheduled to start against Pirates, either the Pirates will help themselves to climb back up to .500 or, given our continued problem scoring runs, we are bound to have a terrific outing from one of them which will result in us frustrated fans already penciling that guy into our starting rotation
    • Steve S. September 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm
      I couldn’t believe it when I saw these three lined up to start consecutively—if at all—even at the end of the season. I do think Mejia will pitch OK though……
  5. Ralph Kiner September 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Who still watches the Mets these days….you guys actually want to?

    I go because the drinks are cold, and they’ll still have me in the booth once a week. That’s even too much for me.

  6. Joe September 25, 2012 at 11:15 am
    I wonder if there is a blog where people take notes based on radio broadcasts.