Well the Mets did it, they made Anibal Sanchez look like Cy Young tonight.Â The Mets dropped the second game to the Marlins in this 4 game set with an abysmal offense( 4 hits)Â and horrid starting pitching.
Oliver Perez made his bid to become the first 36 million dollar bat boy tonight by going just 3 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, Â 7 runs( three home runs) to Marlin hitters.Â He did, however, manage to get through 2 innings without giving up a run so maybe Manuel will give him another shot.Â At this point I think Charlie Brown would do better but hey I ‘m just a fan.Â The Marlins sent 9 men to the plate in the bottom of the Third and pretty much took the Mets out of the game by scoring 4 runs.Â Uggla hit a three run home run during that frame.Â Oliver Perez would come out for the bottom of the 4th and get abused again as Uggla would hit his second home run (with a man on)and Coghlan would add one of his own.Â Dan Uggla would finish withÂ 5 RBIs tonight off of Perez.
From the 5th inning on, the Mets bullpen held the Marlins scoreless but the Mets did try to launch some type of offensive when they were able to put runner on base in the score 2 runs in the 5th off of a Pagan double but that pretty much was it, even though they were able to put runners on in the 6th, 7th and 8th,Â no one was able to drive them in.
Â As a side note, Reyes went 0-4 batting third, Wright went 0-3 with a walk, Frenchy went 0-4 and Bay was 1-3.Â Thank god for Rod Barajas.
A couple of positives for the Mets again was their bullpen- Raul Valdes, Manny Acosta and Jenrry Mejia held the Marlins in check from the 4th inning on.Â
Tomorrow, the 18-18Â Mets will sendÂ John MaineÂ toÂ the moundÂ and try to right the Mets ship.