Post-Game: Mets 3 – Marlins 2 May 31, 2009

John Maine was looking better than he has all season, cruising through 6 innings without giving up a run. He was warming up for the seventh inning and felt sick to his stomach. He left the game with the same stomach ailment that’s caused Gary Sheffield and Carlos Beltran to lose time in the past couple of weeks.

Angel Pagan had a nice RBI double in the third inning down the left field line that scored Wilson Valdez. In the fourth inning he was chasing down a fly ball in center field and came up lame. He had to leave the game with a groin pull. It’s starting to seem like there are more Mets that are hurt than playing right now.

J.J. Putz struggled in the eighth inning and was pulled for Bobby Parnell. Putz ended up giving up 2 runs in 0.1 innings, no thanks to the RBI single that Parnell gave up to Hanely Ramirez to make the game close at 3-2. But Francisco Rodriguez continues to be perfect getting his 14th save. 

The Mets finish their short home stand at 5-1 and head to Pittsburgh to begin a four game series 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.

4 thoughts on “Post-Game: Mets 3 – Marlins 2 May 31, 2009”

  1. Huge game today!! Krod is such money in the bank! And the bullpen with the exception of Putz was fantastic.

    1. Drew, K-Rod is even better than I thought he would be this season. I figured he would have a bit of a down year after 62 saves last year. But he’s really picked up right where he left off. Putz has been a huge disappointment though. He isn’t worth anywhere near the $5 million he’s getting paid this year. And there’s no way the Mets will pick up his $8.6 million option next year if he doesn’t get straightened out in a hurry.

  2. Gotta love the Triple A team beating the Marlins!
    Omir Santos needs to continue to play every day until he proves he can’t.
    Let’s hope Pagan’s injury is just a one day thing. He is doing admirably.

    1. Angel Pagan has done a really good job. The injury didn’t look too serious. If it is, I guess we’ll be seeing Bobby Kielty come up from Buffalo.

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