Parnell blows it, Mets lose 5-4

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Notes: Today’s Met game was an exciting one, with the Mets and Marlins playing a tight game down in Florida. The game was close throughout, but the Mets put preassure on the Marlins with a run in the sixth on a Jason Bay RBI single to narrow the Marlins lead to 3-2. Then in the seventh, David Wright came up to bat with a man on and hit his first home run since coming off the DL to put the Mets up 4-3.

Manny Acosta was the first Met out of the bullpen, ad he pitched well, tossing two scoreless innings while striking out three. Then, Bobby Parnell came in to pitch the eighth, but couldn’t get the job done. Parnell, who has pitched very well this season, allowed two runs on a Logan Morrison home run and a John Buck RBI double. Parnell was understandably upset after the inning and collected his second loss of the season to drop to 3-2.He seemed upset after the game, but said all the right things to the media after the game, saying the loss was his fault, and that he just made mistakes while pitching to Buck and Morrison and it cost him and his team the game.

Not a great game for Bobby Parnell, but aside from him, Manny Acosta and Dillon Gee both pitched well. However, a chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.

Don’t expect Parnell to be pulled from any role quite yet. He has pitched well this season and has earned a right to have a prominent role in the bullpen. Bobby Ojeda in the post game show, made it clear that he isn’t the biggest fan of Parnell and that he isn’t closer material. He said Parnell is “stuck in the mud,” and he also said that Parnell is a long way away from having the mental makeup of a closer. I don’t know about you, but to me, that sounds like a doubter. I don’t blame him. The odds are against Parnell.

Angel Pagan left the game due to dehydration. He felt better after the game, and will likely be available for tomorrow.

Next: Monday in Cincinnati at 7:10

R.A. Dickey (4-8, 3.80) vs. Mike Leake (8-5, 4.11)

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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