Saturday, July 23, 2011

Post Game: Wright and Wrong, Mets Falls To Fish 8-5

David Wright returned to the Mets last night after spending 2 months on the disabled list with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. A much welcomed return last night produces mixed results tonight as Wright came up tonight with men on base during his first 4 plate appearances and only managed to capitalize once. Wright would end the night 1-5 with a 2 RBI single in the top of the 5th, but would also make a costly fielding error which would yield the Marlins a run an inning later. A night in which Jose Reyes, Justin Turner and Carlos Beltran all reached base 3 times or more turned out to be a wasted effort, but the fault was in no way Wright's alone.

Boiling Points:
  • Chris Capuano(8-10, 4.26 ERA) breezed through his first 5 innings of work, striking out the side in the first inning before falling apart during the Marlins' 6th. Capuano surrendered 4 runs on Gaby Sanchez's 2-run blast, a solo home run by Logan Morrison and a RBI triple from Emilio Bonifcacio.
  • DJ Carrasco and Ryota Igarashi pitched 2 rough innings of relief, Carrasco surrendering 3 runs on 3 hits including Gaby Sanchez's 2nd 2-run home run and Igarashi allowing 1 run. Carrasco's ERA is now a staggering 5.46.
  • Lucas Duda and Jose Reyes hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the top of the 9th inning to bring the Mets within 3. It was Duda's first home run of the year and Reyes' 4th.
  • Carlos Beltran walked during his first 3 at-bats before hitting an RBI single in the 4th.
  • Justin Turner went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a single and a walk.
  • Jose Reyes collected his 46th multi-hit game of the year, going 3-5 with 2 base hits and a solo home run. Reyes leads the National League with a .352 batting average, nearly 20 points above Todd Helton.
The New York Mets will look to take the rubber match against the Florida Marlins tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 PM ET.

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