Final Score: Mets 6, Marlins 4
What a big road series win for the New York Mets. After a dog crap homestand, this was exactly what the Mets needed to get back on track.
Sexy Could Have Been Hotter: This wasn’t the best start we’ve seen from Bartolo Colon in 2016. He went 5 innings, gave up 5 hits and 2 runs (1 ER). He surrendered a solo blast to Martin Prado in the first inning to make it 1-0 Marlins. In the second inning, Tolo gave up a single to Justin Boar, a double to J.T. Realmuto, and walked Miguel Rojas to load the bases. Then the pitcher Justin Nicolino hit a ball to Wilmer Flores at third base. He threw home, and Bour should have been out on the force. Plawecki kind of forgot what was going on, took his foot off home plate, and tried to tag the runner. It was called a missed catch error on Kevin Plawecki. That made it 2-0 Marlins. Plawecki is really struggling. He needs some seasoning big time.
Sub-Hero: James Loney and Wilmer Flores came through again in game 2 of this series. They each had three hits. In the fourth inning, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a leadoff single. Then with one out, Wilmer Flores singled to set up a first and third situation for James Loney. Loney singled to drive in Asdrubal and make it 2-1. In the 6th inning Neil Walker singled, Wilmer Flores singled, and then James Loney singled to load the bases. Michael Conforto then hit a sac fly to make it 2-2.
Robles Is El Stinko: In the 6th inning, Hansel Robles struck out the first two batters. Then he walked the next two batters and gave up an RBI double to Miguel Rojas. That made it 3-2 Marlins.
Sub-Hero continued: In the 8th inning, James Loney led off with a double and Michael Conforto singled to drive him in and make it 3-3. Then Kevin Plawecki struck out and Alejandro De Aza grounded out. The Marlins followed that with an intentional walk to Curtis Granderson and Matt Reynolds made them pay with a pinch hit single to make it 4-3. In the 9th inning, Neil Walker walked and Flores singled. With Walker and Flores at second and third with two outs, Kevin Plawecki walked. Alejandro De Aza then doubled in Walker and Flores to make it 6-3.
Dropping Like Flies Part 1: Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the game with a sore hip. He says it’s fine, and he’s dealt with this before. Greeaaaat. Rub some tiger balm on that bad boy. Without him we are finished.
Dropping Like Flies Part 2: In the 6th inning, Juan Lagares made a run saving diving catch on an Ichiro pinch hit appearance. He hurt his thumb diving and later got pulled. No word yet on the severity of his injury.
Dropping Like Flies Part 3: Asdrubal Cabrera said his forearm tightened up during the game. He’s supposedly fine too. Jesus Christ. The injuries just won’t stop.
NL Least: The Nationals lost again to the Reds and dropped 2 out of 3. The Mets just took 2 out of 3 from Miami at home. NL Least baby!
Today: HarveyDay. I’m excited. Matt Harvey started to turn the ol’ season around last time out against the White Sox. Let’s hope his success continues today. As I said in the series preview, Jose Fernandez is dominating every team in the league right now on the mound. Good thing we already won the series!