By Mike Steffanos
Marlins 5 - Mets 1
The Mets wasted a good start by Pedro Martinez with one of their poorest offensive showings of the year. They managed only 2 scratch hits and an unearned run against rookie Josh Johnson, continuing their maddening streak of failures against rookie starters. Pedro allowed 2 runs in 7 innings of work. Miguel Olivo had a solo home run in the third, and Pedro gave up 3 consecutive singles in the seventh for the tie-breaker.
Whatever small chance the Mets had to win this game went by the boards in the eighth. Duaner Sanchez came in, and seemed to lose his composure somewhat when he walked pinch hitter Joe Borchard. Sanchez seemed to feel he got squeezed on a couple of pitches. Next Sanchez misplayed Hanley Ramirez' bunt for an error, and then the wheels came off. Dan Uggla singled to center to plate one run, and Beltran's atrocious throw allowed another run to score. Mike Jacobs doubled home another run, then Cabrera singled Jacobs to third. Sanchez got out of any further trouble, but the game was over.
I still have the flu, folks, and honestly don't know what to say about this one. The Mets, except for Pedro, were completely outplayed by the Marlins tonight, and it was embarrassing to watch. Glavine squares off against the D-train tomorrow afternoon on FOX. God, I hate FOX's announcers...
Gonzalez Traded to Brewers
After I wrote my piece on Jeremi Gonzalez earlier I found out he was traded to the Brewers. Hopefully he'll get a chance to pitch in the bigs for them, and will do well when he's not facing us.