Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Mets take two out of three from Marlins
The New York Mets played three games against the Florida Marlins and took two out of three games. They lost the first game, partly due to Josh Johnson, a pitcher on the Marlins who could compete for the NL Cy Young Award, so I was not to surprised about the loss. Next, they defeated the Marlins 6-4 in 10 innings with the help of clutch hitting with runners in scoring position. Also, Jon Niese pitched 7 innings allowing only two runs. The main cause for concern would be K-Rod blowing his first save of the year, despite striking out 2 of the first 3 batters. Finally, in the rubber game, the Mets scored three runs in the first inning en route to a 9-2 blowout, winning there first series on the road. This is very major, as last year they didn't win a series on the road till June. Now they will be tested, facing the feared Phillies. Hopefully the Mets will take advantage of this opportunity and take an early division lead.