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Series Wrap Up (at Marlins)

Friday, April 10th: 5-4 Loss

W- Matt Lindstorm (1-0)
L – Pedro Feliciano (0-1)

Player of Game: Jorge Cantu

Met of Game: Carlos Beltran


Box Score


Mets Go’s


Live Blog

Saturday, April 11th: 8-4 Win

W- Livan Hernandez (1-0)

L – Ricky Nolasco (1-1)

Player of Game: Luis Castillo


Box Score


Mets Go’s

Live Blog


Sunday, April 12th: 2-1 Lose

W- Josh Johnson (2-0)

L – Johan Santana (1-1)

Player of Game: Josh Johnson

Met of Game: Johan Santana


Box Score


Mets Go’s


Postgame: Mets 1 at Marlins 2 (Game 3)

Today the Mets (3-3) lost to the Marlins (5-1) by a score of 2-1.

Box Score:

New York Mets
J Reyes SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240
D Murphy LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296
D Wright 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .304
C Delgado 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .391
C Beltran CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .360
R Church RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .478
R Castro C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
L Castillo 2B 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .375
J Santana P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   a-J Reed PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333
   R Parnell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 1 5 1 1 7 8  

Florida Marlins
E Bonifacio 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500
C Maybin CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .238
H Ramirez SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .348
W Helms 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .167
D Uggla 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
J Hermida LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .278
   B Carroll LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
C Ross RF 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .091
R Paulino C 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .375
J Johnson P 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .200
Totals 29 2 3 1 1 14 8

ESPN Recap:

MIAMI — Josh Johnson‘s dominant outing was just enough to beat Johan Santana.

Johnson pitched a five-hitter for his second complete game in 45 career starts and the Florida Marlins scored two unearned runs to edge Santana and the Mets 2-1 Sunday, handing the New York ace his first loss since June 28.

While Johnson retired 15 batters in a row, Santana was just as good. The left-hander struck out 13 in seven innings, allowing only three hits. But left fielder Daniel Murphy dropped a two-out fly ball in the second for an error that led to both Florida runs.

Santana (1-1) had made 18 starts in a row without a loss, winning 10 consecutive decisions.

Johnson (2-0) struck out seven, walked one and threw 113 pitches in a fast-paced pitchers’ duel that took only 2 hours, 4 minutes.

The 6-foot-7 right-hander was one strike from a three-hit shutout when Carlos Delgado doubled in the ninth.Carlos Beltran followed with an RBI single before Ryan Church‘s soft liner was caught by left fielder Brett Carroll, who made a backhanded grab at the shoetops.

The Marlins totaled only three hits but ended their season-opening homestand at 5-1, the best start in franchise history. The Mets play their home opener Monday night against San Diego at new Citi Field.

Santana, who departed for a pinch hitter after throwing 98 pitches, walked only one and even managed to keep Emilio Bonifacio off base. Florida’s leadoff hitter, who came into the game leading the majors in batting and hits, went 0-for-4 to drop his average to .500.

Santana’s 13 strikeouts were his highest total in two seasons with the Mets. He had beaten the Marlins in his five previous starts against them, but this time they made the most of their one big break.

Santana retired his first five batters before he walkedJeremy Hermida on a 3-2 pitch. When Cody Ross lifted a high fly to deep left, Murphy retreated awkwardly to the warning track before the ball deflected off his glove, which allowed Hermida to score.

Ronny Paulino‘s single on the next pitch brought home Ross for a 2-0 lead.

Jose Reyes was the Mets’ lone baserunner until the sixth. He reached on a tapper to the pitcher to start the game when first baseman Wes Helms dropped Johnson’s throw for an error, but was thrown out trying to steal.

Luis Castillo ended Johnson’s no-hit bid in the sixth with a broken-bat single. Castillo advanced on a sacrifice, but Reyes grounded out to end the threat.

With the score 2-0, David Wright singled with one out in the seventh and Bonifacio bobbled a potential double-play grounder for an error that put the tying run aboard. But Johnson overcame the mistake, turning a comebacker by Beltran into a 1-6-3 double play, then heading for the dugout with a pump of his fist.

The Mets put runners at the corners with two outs in the eighth, but Reyes grounded back to Johnson.

Game notes
Marlins 1B Jorge Cantu, who had seven RBIs in the first five games, sat out after aggravating a bruise on his left hand. Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expects Cantu back in the lineup for the team’s next game Tuesday at Atlanta. … The crowd of 18,104 included former Mets ace Dwight Gooden, who is also expected to be on hand Monday night for opening ceremonies at Citi Field.

Up Next:
Tomorrow the Mets will open up Citi Field and play the Mets at 7 PM

Pregame: Mets at Marlins (Rubber Game)

Today the Mets (3-2, 3rd in NL East) will visit the Marlins (4-1, T-1st in NL East) today at Dolphin Stadium at 1:10 PM.

The Lineup:
#7   Jose Reyes, SS
#28 Daniel Murphy, LF
#5   David Wright, 3B
#21 Carlos Delgado, 1B
#15 Carlos Beltran, CF
#19 Ryan Church, RF
#11 Ramon Castro, C
#1   Luis Castillo, 2B
#57 Johan Santana, P
The Pitchers:
LHP Johan Santana
1-0 1.59
RHP Josh Johnson
1-0 0.00

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Postgame: Mets 8 Marlins 4

Last Night the Mets (3-2) beat the Marlins (4-1) 8-4 in Miami.

W- Livan Hernandez (1-0)

L – Ricky Nolasco (1-1)
Box Score/Recap

At the Plate:
  • After taking early BP with Jerry Manual, Luis Castillo goes 4 for 4.
  • Jose Reyes hit his first home run of the year.
  • The Mets were 5 for 14 with runners in scoring position (.357) which is much better then the previous day at 1 for 10 (.100).
On the Mound:
  • Livan Hernandez was good. Here is his line:  

L Hernandez (W, 1-0) 6.2 6 2 2 3 4 0 99-62 2.70

  • Brian Stokes then pitched to one batter and gave up a hit. He was then relieved by Pedro Feliciano who finished the inning.
  • Darron O’Day then pitched a good 8th inning but struggled in the 9th so they brought in Franky Rodriguez in a non-save situation and he got the job done.
  • This was the first game for the Mets this year that a starting Pitcher went 6 or more innings.
My Thoughts:
It was a good game for Livan. If it was late in the season then Livan doesn’t come out. It is good to see that Castillo had a amazing game but lets see if he can do it again today because if he can then he may not be boooed on Monday at Citi Field.

Player of Game:
Luis Castillo for going 4 for 4 and responding to Jerry Manual.
Up Next:
Today will be the rubber game at Dolphin Stadium with Johan Santana going against Josh Johnson. The game will be at 1:10 PM on SNY.

Final: Mets 8 Marlins 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYM 0 0 1  
FLA 0 0  

7:11 PM

Now on TV, Reyes drives in Castillo. 1-0 Mets.

7:15 PM

Nice catch Wright and then the dive for the double play.

7:28 PM

Razor Shines should have sent Beltran. Schneider ended the inning with a ground out on thenext play.

7:39 PM

Wow. Castillo is actually 2 for 2.

7:44 PM

2 run home run JOSE REYES


7:59 PM

Double play Livan is out of it but Reyes is limping after Emilo Bonafacio slid into him. THis will be big if he is hurt. Uh Oh.

8:05 PM

Castillo is somehow 3 for 3 and drove in Church. Castillo took early BP with Jerry Manual before today’s game. Jerry said that he was taking too many pitches.

8:37 PM

Marlins on the board by a pinch hit by Wes Helms. Livan’s day is done. 6 2/3, 1 run (2 on base), 6 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts.

8:42 PM

Bonafacio gets a hit and Stokes comes out. Normal Jerry although it is Willie style.

8:44 PM

Feliciano comes in and gets the job done. To the 8th.

8:58 PM

RBI hit for Wright. 7-2 Mets.

Tonight’s Game vs. Fish

While most things aren’t showing it tonight’s game against the Marlins has been moved to a 6:25 PM from 6:10. This is due to SNY not being allowed to broadcast the game until 7 PM.

FOX has a deal with the MLB to be the only channel allowed to broadcast baseball games between the hours of 4 PM and 7 PM on Saturdays.
After tonight’s game against the Marlins there will be a concert at Dolphin Stadium. The Marlins didn’t want the concert to go so late so they are starting the game early at 6:10 meaning that the game couldn’t be broadcasted until the middle of the game. The marlins aren’t even broadcasting the game on TV tonight so they don’t care. The Mets got made because they want the game on TV. It ended up that the game is moved to 6:25.
The game will be on the radio at 6:25 with Howie Rose and Wayne Hagin and as soon as the clock hits 7 PM, SNY will start broadcasting the game from wherever it is at, at the time. 
So blame FOX and the MLB for making this contract but you should really blame the Marlins for scheduling this concert.