The New York Mets offense against the Florida Marlins tonight was about as successful as Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits, as in not very. Detroit Tigers castoff Nate Robertson
, he of the lifetime 51-69 record and career 4.92 ERA, must've had the Met batters singing "we're gonna have roast Marlin" before the game. But he started for Florida and tossed a wascawee awway of pitches toward Met batters whose bats, much like Fudd's shotgun, didn't do much damage and the Marlins beat the Mets 3-1.
Robertson (1-0) befuddled (yeah I said it) the Mets holding them to 1 run on 6 hits over 5 innings. The only Mets run came in the 4th inning. Jason Bay
led off with a single and scored on a double by Jeff Francoeur
. Frenchy's double was the Mets only extra base hit, otherwise they managed only 6 harmwess singoos off of Robertson and relievers Burke Badenhop
and Leo Nunez
(0-1) made his first start of the season for the Mets. He worked his way into and out of trouble throughout his appearance, ultimately finishing having allowed 3 runs on 2 walks and 8 hits over 6 innings. The Mets bullpen acquitted itself well, allowing no runs on only 1 hit and 2 walks over the final 3 innings but the offense never woke up after Bugs Bunny, er I mean the Marlins pitchers, put them to sleep. Among the Mets relievers to perform well was Ryota Igarashi
who threw a scoreless inning in his major league debut.
The Mets concluded their first series of the season 1-2. Up next the Washington Nationals, who've allowed 24 runs so far in 3 games, visit Citi Field. "West and wewaxation, huh? Wubbish!"Box score