Friday, April 9, 2010

Bats and Crowd Come Up Small

Marlins 3 Mets 1

While this is not the start the Mets envisioned for the season there is a lot for them to be happy about. The bullpen has looked good for the most part so far. Jon Niese pitched well in 6 innings giving up 8 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs. Niese looked good, didn't use his curveball that much, and there is a lot for him to build off of. Jose Reyes is also slated to come back Saturday which will be very refreshing for Mets fans to see. Jeff Francoeur went 2 for 4 with an rbi. Angel Pagan went 2 for 4. Jayson Bay went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Other than that there wasn't much else as Nate Robertson pitched well for Florida, keeping the Mets hitters off balance.

The Ike Davis Watch takes a new turn now as AAA Buffalo started the season and Davis went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. In New York Fernando Tatis went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in his first start at first base of the year.

The Mets host the Nationals tonight as Mike Pelfrey gets the start tonight for the Mets. This is a big series for the Mets. There really aren't any must win games in April, but this is as close as you can get. Attendance was poor for last nights game and if things don't turn around especially with fan support things could get ugly.

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