Marlins 5 - Mets 4
The Marlins took the rubber game from the Mets today in Florida 5-4. Dillon Gee had no command but somehow managed to grind his way through 5 innings. Even though nothing was going right for Dillon - you would never know it from his demeanor on the mound. Gee stands tall on the the hill and carries himself like a pro no matter the circumstances. The Marlins seemed to have two or three men on base all day - and the Mets defense was atrocious - but Dillon never cracked. No wiping his brow; no screaming into his glove: no chewing his shirt; and no hand licking. All season long, Dillon's guts and professionalism have caught the Blob's eye. Accordingly, we now bestow on him the highest of all honors. Mets Blob hereby declares that from now on Dillon Gee will be known as the AntiPelf.
The AntiPelf's heart kept the Mets in the game today. Down 3-2 in the top of the 7th, David Wright clubbed a 2 run homer to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. The Mets held the lead until the top of the 8th when Bobby Parnell threw a flat slider to Logan Morrison who deposited the ball over the center field fence for a game tying home run. A few batters later, John Buck's pinch hit RBI double put the Marlins on top 5-4. The Mets went down meekly in the 9th against Leo Nunez , who earned his 28th save.
Daniel Murphy again made a series of mind numbing plays that defy explanation. Bunting down 2 runs in the top of the 4th, after Wright hit a lead off double, was an awful decision. So bad it almost makes you forget his four or five fielding gaffes.
David Wright went 6 for 14 in the series with 4 extra base hits and 6 RBI's. However, David had trouble reaching first base with his throws all series. David's arm has gotten so bad, he may end up as a first baseman.
Jose Reyes had yet another multi hit game.
Manny Acosta pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 3.
Angel Pagan was forced to leave the game due to dehydration.