The Mets got a good start by John Maine. Actually, it was an excellent start. He went 6 innings only giving up one unearned run on one hit. Another great sign for Maine is that he only threw 94 pitches over six innings. That’s usually one of his big problems, throwing too many pitches to go deep into games.
On offense David Wright was 2 for 4 with a triple, 2 runs, and 1 RBI. It’s nice to see him get something going with the bat. Daniel Murphy had a pinch hit triple. But the star of the game was Omir Santos who seems like he might be losing his status as the back up catcher and moving toward starting. He hit a grand slam off Anibal Sanchez in the first inning, complete with a curtain call from the crowd.
On defense Gary Sheffield got the start in left field and immediately dropped an easy fly ball. You would’ve thought it was Murphy out there if Sheff had spun around and fell down while he was dropping the ball. Carlos Delgado didn’t play after experiencing some pain in his hip when he hit a triple against the Nationals yesterday. Fernando Tatis started at first base. Also, Luis Castillo left the game after having some back spasms while running out a ground ball for a hit.
The Marlins lose their seventh straight game and the Mets go to 9-10 on the season.