The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins 3-2 on Wednesday night at CitiField. A late inning rally and strong pitching out of the bullpen handed the Mets a victory. Lucas Duda singled in the lead runner in the seventh inning to put the Mets up by a run. Chris Capuano went the minimum and Manny Acosta earned the win in relief to give them a 65-69 record to date. 

Terry Collins has always made a point to defend his players this season.

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My Reaction:

 I hit the nail on the head, folks. I certainly wasn’t fooled by Chris Capuano’s stellar performance his last go-around and practically called it a fluke. Tonight, he couldn’t get passed the fifth inning (although he left with a high pitch count), allowing two runs both in the first inning. He settled down after that, but threw a lot of pitches and struggled to finish batters. Despite the mediocre start, I was glad to see the real Cap’n Chris show up tonight. He’s not dominant, but has his moments of success from time to time. 

Well, Lucas Duda has done it again. He took the team on his shoulders tonight by providing the game winning RBI in the seventh inning. He’s shown his impressive clutch hitting ever since he earned a regular spot in the starting lineup. With runners in scoring position and two out, Duda is batting .333 with 12 RBIs in 27 opportunities. This guy is looking to stick. 

Interesting Facts:

  • David Wright is on a three-game multi-hit streak.  
  • Jason Bay broke out of an o for 17 slump at the plate with a 3 for 4 night. 

What’s Next?: The New York Mets conclude a five-game series against the Florida Marlins on Thursday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY. 

NYM Miguel Batista (3-0) 4.24 ERA*** vs. FLA Clay Hensley (2-5) 5.40 ERA 

*** stands for Triple-A Buffalo stats