Marlins 5, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down
Six good innings does not a good outing make.
1. 2B Daniel Murphy: Murphy was responsible for the Mets’ only run, part of a two-hit night for the second baseman. His white-hot May has some people thinking he could be an All-Star.
2. 1B Ike Davis: Now 6-for-his-last-19, Davis lashed a double into the left-center field gap, one of his hardest-hit balls of the season. Maybe he really is coming out of this season-long funk?
3. SS Omar Quintanilla: His error in the eighth inning may have cost the Mets a run, but his 2-for-4 night on offense out-weighed that. If Quintanilla can keep hitting, perhaps the Mets can finally stop worrying about their leadoff spot.
1. RHP Shaun Marcum: This seemed like a surefire “Up” until the seventh inning, when Marcum turned into a different pitcher. Five baserunners over a seven-batter span resulted in four runs, and that was that.
2. 3B David Wright: Wright has had a solid-but-not-spectacular first two months of the season. The Mets should be fine with that, as long as it means his production will not crash in the second half as it did a year ago.
3. OF Rick Ankiel: Ankiel’s 0-for-4 night included a double play, a strikeout, and no meaningful contributions on defense. His early hot streak seems to have come to a rapid end.
Three Up, Three Down Season Standings:
RHP Matt Harvey
C John Buck, 2B Daniel Murphy
OF Marlon Byrd
INF Justin Turner, RHP Jeremy Hefner
RHP Greg Burke, LHP Jon Niese, LHP Scott Rice, OF Mike Baxter, 3B David Wright
LHP Robert Carson, OF Lucas Duda, RHP LaTroy Hawkins, OF Juan Lagares, SS Omar Quintanilla
RHP Collin McHugh
LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Scott Atchison, OF Jordany Valdespin, C Anthony Recker, RHP Brandon Lyon, RHP Shaun Marcum, OF Rick Ankiel
OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
LHP Josh Edgin, SS Ruben Tejada, RHP Dillon Gee
1B Ike Davis
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