The Mets did what they do best, fall behind, make it somewhat interesting, but ultimately come up short, because they don’t have one leader or clutch player on their team. They fall to 63-63 on the season.

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Initial Reaction: Pat Misch matched up against Alex Sanabia in the second game of this three game set against the Florida Marlins, but the game didn’t get interesting until the 9th inning, when David Wright led off the inning with a home run to bring the game within one run. Francoeur had a single, followed by Josh Thole. Hessman grounded into a fielder’s choice, (which should’ve been a double play. Would he just go away already?) and Castillo loaded the bases with a 4 pitch walk. Jose Reyes couldn’t bring the tying run home though, grounding out to the first basemen to end the game. Typical Mets though, never being able to win the game.

The Good: It was nice to see the Mets make a comeback, but ultimately, they fell up short, and that’s exactly what the Mets do.

The Bad:

The clutch hitting. When the game is on the line, and it’s do or die, the Mets go away to hide.

The Ugly:

Offensively, the Mets are just inept most nights. Ruben Tejada is the easiest out in the National League, Jeff Francoeur is hitting below .230, and they can’t even play great defense. They committed two errors tonight. They’re terribly frustrating to watch; tonight was just another example of the frustration.

Interesting Facts:

Ruben Tejada has exactly 1 hit since being recalled from AAA.

What’s Next?

The Mets and Marlins wrap up their series with a rubber game at Citi Field tomorrow night at 7.10.


NYM Jonathon Niese (8-5) 3.33 ERA vs. FLA Anibal Sanchez (10-8) 3.16 ERA