The Florida Marlins handed the Mets a good ol’ fashion butt whooping down in San Juan this evening, scoring 10 runs on 9 hits (3 doubles, 3 home-runs) en route to a 10-3 victory. The loss breaks a streak of 7 straight series opening wins and marks the 5th straight road loss to the Fish this season (Marlins swept a 4 game series 5/13-5/16). Ricky Nolasco picked up his 7th win of the season allowing 3ER while striking out 9 batters over 7 effortless innings of work. R.A. Dickey, who became the only Mets starter to win his first 6 decisions with the team, was handed his first loss of the season by allowing 5 ER in 5 innings. Dickey, who’s knuckler resembled the “ Elaine dance” this evening, had this to say after the game:
Tonight I had a good one. I had a lot of swings and misses tonight. I didn’t feel like I pitched poorly I really don’t. I am not taking this at all as a step backwards, just some tough breaks along the way. Its the nature of the game sometimes”
Jose Reyes was 1 for 4 on the night but had some miscues on the base paths and defensively seemed uncomfortable on the hard turf field. After the game, manager Jerry Manuel commented on Jose’s base running blunder:....TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=3000
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