Maine Struggles In Mets Loss,However The Offense Impresses

Sean MatraiContributor IApril 8, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  John Maine #33 of the New York Mets walks off the mound after the fourth inning against the Florida Marlins on April 7, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Mets did lose the game 7-6 to the Marlins last night,although I would say it was a good loss rather than a bad one.Lets analyze the game piece by piece.

 Maine looked absolutely awful up there pitching.He couldn't nail the first pitch in their for a strike,his lost command of his pitches and surrendered 3 home runs.One to Uggla,Hanley,and Cantu.He gave up 5 runs in total and only pitched 5 innings.I also noticed he tried to become more of an off speed pitcher than throwing his regular high heat to get people out.

The Bullpen was not great,but it was not horrific either. Mejia did not have an Impressive debut to say the least after allowing a single,following a double to 2 Marlins hitters.He managed to only allow one run in his debut though,so at least he got out of it.

The good news though is that the offense looked spectacular late in the game.They came back in the 7th and 8th innings to tie the game at 6,before losing it in extras.The Mets from previous seasons never really showed the ability to do that.

This team does have fight in them,and will contend for a playoff spot.Im going with Jon neise over Nate robertson tonight.