Mets-Marlins: Mets Let One Get Away…Again

Michael GanciCorrespondent IApril 28, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Jerry Manuel #53, Manager of the New York Mets, runs off the field during the game against the Florida Marlins on April 28, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Mets were defeated on Tuesday night in the middle game of the three-game series with the Marlins by the score of 7-4.

What is most alarming about the loss, is that it is the fourth time the Mets have lost a game in which they had a lead of three or more. Translation: If the Mets had won those games, they would be 13-7, and they would stand alone in first place in the NL East.

But that is not the case.

Livan Hernandez wasn’t the person at fault tonight, although he looked far from stellar. Tonight’s goat would be Sean Green, who allowed a three-run bomb to Jorge Cantu, which was Cantu’s second of the game.

Props from tonight’s game first go to Alex Cora, who had a couple of hits with three good at-bats. Daniel Murphy had another solid pinch-hit at bat, as he pulled a tough change-up over second base for a single.

The Mets cannot win without Reyes and Wright producing. Both are in the middle of slumps, and the Mets will need to see their play improve if they want to win.

Tomorrow, get ready for the second round of the Santana vs. Johnson matchup.

It should be good.