The New York Mets were defeated by the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night at CitiField. What started off as a pitcher’s duel led to a easy win for the Marlins. A five-run seventh inning gave them a devastating edge over the Mets. Mike Pelfrey took his eleventh loss of the season as the Mets fall to 64-69 on the year.

What a rough end for Mike Pelfrey's night!Associated Press

My Reaction:

 It was quite a pitcher’s duel for the first six innings. Neither Mike Pelfrey nor Javier Vazquez had given up a run over that span. The scoring broke open with the Marlins putting up a five-spot in the seventh inning. Pelfrey seemed to lose it towards the end of his start. He loaded the bases with no outs in a no-score game. As much blame goes to Tim Byrdak for relieving him with the bases loaded and nobody out and allowing all inherited runners to score.

The Mets offense looked plain old silly against veteran Javier Vazquez. The 4 thru 7 slots in the lineup combined to go hitless in 16 at-bats. Jason Bay hasn’t gotten a hit since August 21st. Just pathetic. On a lighter note, David Wright and Josh Thole both had two hits on the night. They’ve been swinging the bat well as of late.

Interesting Facts:

  • Jose Reyes has 35 stolen bases in only 100 games played this season.
  • Gaby Sanchez has hit more home runs against the Mets (8) than any other team in his career.
  • Mike Pelfrey has only one win in seventeen career starts against the Florida Marlins.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets will try to get their bats going on Wednesday night against the Florida Marlins. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.

NYM Chris Capuano (10-11) 4.43 ERA vs. FLA Chris Volstad (5-11) 5.61 ERA