Marlins 4- Mets 3 April 29, 2009

42909I feel like I’m writing the same game recap that I wrote about yesterday’s game. Jorge Cantu hit the big bomb and the Mets bullpen failed. Or maybe it’s more like writing the same story that we saw for much of last season. I don’t know.

I was at the game today to witness this disaster of a game first-hand. David Wright was boo’d mercilessly throughout the game in case you didn’t catch that on TV. He looked more lost than I’ve ever seen him.

Another good start by Johan Santana was wasted, just like last season. If the Mets are going to make the postseason this year, they have to capitalize on Santana’s starts. It’s that simple. If they’re going to waste them like they did last year, we’re all in for a long season.

The only real positive offensive game by a Met was Fernando Tatis, who started at first base again. He was 3 for 4 with a home run that barely made it over the left field wall. Overall, the Mets left 14 runners on base as they’ve been doing all month including leaving the bases loaded in the ninth.

Jerry Manuel made several curious decisions in this game. But the most confusing was calling Omir Santos in from the bullpen to pinch hit for Ramon Castro with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth. That made no sense to me at all on several levels. I’ve always like Manuel but I didn’t like what I saw from him today at all. I’ll write more about that tomorrow.

The Mets lose the home series to the Marlins and drop to 9-12 on the season. They have a day off tomorrow and head to Philly on Friday.

Box score

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