Marlins 11 – Mets 4 August 26, 2010

New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws a pitch in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field in New York City on June 22, 2010.   UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

The Mets had a 4-0 lead in the third and then got their clocks cleaned over the last six innings. Jon Niese started well but started to crack in the fourth giving up 2 runs. Then he got lit up for 5 more in the sixth without getting an out. He completely lost it. I suppose he was due after pitching so well and so consistently this year. But it was disappointing to see.

Jose Reyes left the game in the second inning because of a recurrence of the oblique strain he suffered earlier this season. It didn’t look serious. As a matter of fact, you couldn’t even see where he did anything in the replays.

On offense there wasn’t much after the fourth inning. But David Wright hit a long 2-run homer to left in the first inning that hit off the second deck. It was a real bomb. He’s been locked in lately.

The Mets lose another home series and the Astros come to town starting tomorrow night.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.