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Stinker in Miami

Mike SteffanosSaturday, May 27, 2006
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...

Box Score

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.

Comments (3)

Damn dude, feel better already yet. Don't let the Foxies or the Marlins get you down. Pedro said something like "I didn't lose, I did all I could do to win." We just didn't hit.

Pedro and me, we're philosophical tonight. The mango tree looks pretty good as long as we have bus fare home.

Take care. Literally.

It seems to me we owe Pedro a few wins. Maybe it will even out when he's having a bad game it will be pay back time from the hitters. I agree with G-Fafif,take care and get better.

Thanks, Greg, I'm just getting annoyed with some things. Pedro pitches to a 2.65 ERA in May, gets 4 NDs and a loss. Everytime Beltran makes a terrible throw without hitting the cutoff man he should have some of those blonde streaks pulled out by the roots. This team needs to do a better job of scoring runs when they don't hit home runs. It was a bad game, and I called it that, but I understand it's one of 162.
Thanks, Rev -- even with El Duque here I worry when the Mets can't win Pedro starts, that's all.

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