The Mets were defeated by the Marlins 4-1 at Citi Field tonight. Here are the notable performances:
- Chris Capuano- (L, 8-9) 7.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 98 pitches
- Willie Harris- 2-3, 2B, BB, SB
- Dan Murphy- 0-4
- Angel Pagan- 0-4
Notes: The Mets were shut out through eight innings by Marlins starter Clay Hensley and the Florida bullpen. Hensley shut out the Mets in his five innings of work, allowing no runs on just one hit while walking two. He recorded his first win of the year.
The Mets managed to threaten in the ninth, loading the bases on Randy Choate and Leo Nunez, scoring a run on a Jason Bay sacrifice fly with one out, but Ronny Paulino grounded out to Hanley Ramirez to end the game.
INJURY NOTE: Scott Hairston left the game after he fouled a ball off his left shin. X-Rays were negative.
This game really showcased how weak the Mets offense is without Reyes, Beltran, Davis, and Wright, and proves that even when facing an average pitcher, they can’t get it done. Now, one game doesn’t really prove anything for sure, but the Mets have lost five of their last six, only scoring eleven runs in those losses. The Mets will hopefully get Beltran and Reyes back in time for Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals at 7:10, with Beltran almost pinch hitting tonight and Reyes playing today in Brooklyn, going 1-3 with a double.The Mets need to start hitting and stop relying on their pitching in the next few weeks so they can win some games and keep Beltran, Izzy, and Pelfrey from being traded.
Next: 7:10 vs. Cardinals