The Mets lost a close one tonight that Leo Nunez almost blew for the Marlins in the ninth. It started though with Pat Misch being pretty shaky right off the bat. He went 6 innings but gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits. He had several jams that he got out of though including bases loaded in the first and only allowing 1 run in that frame.
Ryota Igarashi took over for Misch in the seventh and didn’t look good again. He gave up a run on 2 hits. It’s funny with him. I really like his stuff and could see how a scout would like him. But he can’t translate good stuff into getting outs.
The Mets reverted back to having no offense again. Although young Alex Sanabia looked really good for the Marlins. The biggest hit was David Wright’s solo shot to straight away center leading off the ninth. That got the Mets within one run. Jeff Francouer and Josh Thole singled to follow Wright. But Mike Hessman and Jose Reyes couldn’t manage to bring them around.
The Mets and the Marlins will play the rubber game of the series tomorrow.