Mets 7 - Marlins 5
The Happy Nightcap
The Mets took advantage of the Marlins horrid defense tonight and - despite shaky late inning relief - hung on to top the fish 7-5. The 74-year-old Miguel Batista looked like a spry 50-year-old going 6 strong innings for his 100th career victory. David Wright and Lucas Duda each drove in a pair of runs to lead the Mets attack.
Dickey and Batista: Kindred Spirits
After the game RA Dickey and Miguel Batista announced the release of their first album. Dickey describes the collaboration as a collection of "musings, poems and chants with limited percussion and no aftertaste."
RA could not contain his delight in having another renaissance man join the squad, describing Batista as "a hipster's hipster with a poet's crust and a hurler's arm. The cat is a 'published author' man. The rest of the team is all ball but strictly dullsville off the diamond. Miguel and I can sit down with a pot of coffee and riff for hours. I dig him. Our relationship is a lot like the one between Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady, only without the gay part."
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