Tagged: Florida Marlins

Final: Mets @ Marlins, 1-2

             1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10  R  H  E
Mets 0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  1   x
 1  5  2
Marlins 0  2  0  0  0 0  0  0  0   x  2  3  2

Mets (3-2)

Jose Reyes, SS
Daniel Murphy, LF
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Delgado, BB
Carlos Beltran, CF
Ryan Church, RF
Ramon Castro, C
Luis Castillo, 2B
Johan Santana, P

Marlins (4-1)

Emilio Bonifacio, 3B
Cameron Maybin, CF
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Wes Helms, 1B
Dan Uggla, 2B
Jeremy Hermida, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Ronnie Paulino, C
Josh Johnson, P

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10 things you didn’t know this time last week

It’s Sunday, it’s Easter and it’s the first in a weekly series of 10 things you didn’t know this time last week.

Supposedly, if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite
amount of time, laptops, boxscores and game reports, they’d make this exact post.

We’ll see.

Let’s get to it….

  1. The Florida Marlins will have their best ever start to a season, going 4-0 before running into the Mets’ 5th starter.
  2. Toronto will be the best team in the Majors after Opening week, with Baltimore second in the AL East. The Blue Jays and Os are a combined 9-2; the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays are 7-8.
  3. All three Mets outfielders would have three hits in a game each for the first time since 1987.
  4. Nyjer Morgan would be the hottest hitter in all of fantasy baseball, going 9/23 with a triple, 5 RBI, three steals and a walk.
  5. Jordan Schafer would be the 99th player of all time – and fourth in the Braves franchise – to hit a home run in his first Major League at bat.
  6. The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 2011 All Star Game.
  7. Mets great Tom Seaver will throw out the first pitch to Mike Pizza at Shea Stadium Citi Field on Monday.
  8. Brewers’ catcher Mike Rivera would actually get to start a game.
  9. The Mets would not blow a save during the opening week.
  10. A fantastic future and bright career would be cut tragically short with the death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.

And one thing we did know this time last week: That the Nationals would be 0-5 and on track to lose 162 games.

If the Nationals rode bicycles, skateboarded, played football, threw frisbees or tried to run track, I’m sure it would look something like this:

http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=150599&fullscreen=1

Final: Mets @ Marlins 8-4

             1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10  R  H  E
Mets 0  0  1  0  3 1  0  3  0   x
 8  15  1
Marlins
0  0  0  0  0 0  2  0  2   x  4  11  2

Mets (2-2)

Jose Reyes, SS
Daniel Murphy, LF
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Delgado, BB
Carlos Beltran, CF
Ryan Church, RF
Brain Schneider, C
Luis Castillo, 2B
Livan Hernandez, P

Marlins (4-0)

Emilio Bonifacio, 3B
Jeff Baker, C
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Jorge Cantu, 1B
Dan Uggla, 2B
Jeremy Hermida, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Cameron Maybin, CF
Ricky Nolasco, P

Final: Mets @ Marlins, 4-5

             1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10  R  H  E
Mets 0  0  0  0  0 1  2  0  1   x
 4  11  0
Marlins
1  1  0  0  0 1  1  0  1   x  5  11  0

Mets (2-1)

Jose Reyes, SS
Daniel Murphy, LF
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Delgado, BB
Carlos Beltran, CF
Ryan Church, RF
Brain Schneider, C
Luis Castillo, 2B
John Maine, P

Marlins (3-0)

Emilio Bonifacio, 3B
Jeff Baker, C
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Jorge Cantu, 1B
Dan Uggla, 2B
Jeremy Hermida, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Cameron Maybin, CF
Anibal Sanchez, P

Series at a glance: Mets @ Marlins

THE New York Mets (2-1) will take on
the Marlins for the first time since they broke our hearts for the
second straight season in a three-game series in Miami this Easter
weekend.

Marlins

florida-marlins-logo.jpgFlorida (3-0) are off to their best start to a season in more than a
decade and they have came out of the block hitting, pitching and
running.

Offensively, they lead the NL in runs (26), batting average (.313) and total bases (59), while on the mound they league the lead in strikeouts (31) and earned runs allowed (11).

From their first series against the awful Nationals, Emilio Bonifacio
is 8/12 for four steals and Jorge Cantu is 4/9 (.444) with a pair of
home runs.

All three starters recorded wins against the Nats and the fish will
continue with their four-man rotation when they host the Mets.

Mets

Ryan Church has started 5/11 with three doubles and Carlos Delgado is 5/12 with a home run and six RBI.

On the mound, their new bullpen duo of JJ Putz and Francisco Rodriguez
have given up a combined one run and one hit in four innings of work,
picking up two holds and two saves.

Matchups

On Good Friday, John Maine will face fellow righty Anibal Sanchez

Maine, who struggled to a 6.65 ERA in the Cactus League, is 2-0 with a 3.22
ERA in four career starts in Florida.

He has pitched well against All Star Hanley Ramirez, who is hitting
just .188 (3/16) against him and Dan Uggla who is 3/15 with seven
strikeouts.

Jeremy Hermida has had the most success against Maine, going 5/11.

On Saturday, former Marlins pitcher Livan Hernandez will face the present-day Florida ace Ricky Nolasco.

According to MLB.com, Hernandez made 70 starts for the fish between
1997 and 1999 at what is now called Dolphin Stadium where he has a 3.86
ERA.

Nolasco was 1-2 in six starts against the Mets last season, but overall he is 2-5 in 11 starts with a 6.27 ERA.

On Opening Day against Washington, Nolasco gave up five runs on six innings with six strikeouts to pick up the win.

Aces

johansantana.jpgThe Mets will finish their series with Johan Santana on the mound against Josh Johnson in what is sure to be a pitchers’ duel.

Johan shut down the Reds on Monday, allowing just one hit but giving up four walks in five innings of work.

He was 3-0 against the Marlins in 2008 with a 1.96 ERA and he is a perfect 5-0 against them lifetime.

Dan Uggla (1/14 with 8 Ks), Hanley Ramirez (2/12) and Jorge Cantu (5/23 with 8 Ks) have all struggled against Johan.

Johnson pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings against the Nationals on
Tuesday, giving up seven hits while striking out eight and walking
none. Johnson was 2-0 with a 3.95 ERA
against last season.

Johnson has given the heart of the Mets lineup huge problems in the
past and David Wright, Carlos Belgado and Carlos Beltran are a combined
2/33. No active Met has hit a home run against Johnson either.

April 7 roundup

THREE teams walked off with a win, Red Sox starter Josh Beckett looked unhittable and the Phillies remain on course to lose 162 games.

Toronto’s Rod Barajas beat Detroit in the 9th inning with a sac fly, Twins 2B Alexi Casilla did it with a two-run single against the Mariners and the Astros’ Jeff Keppinger needed extra innings and a broken bat to hand heartbreak to the Cubbies.

Josh Beckett was dominant as he struck out 10 Rays and surrendered just two hits in a 5-3 win in the opening game at Fenway and the Braves blanked the Phillies behind Jair Jurrens, with Chipper Jones and Kelly Johnson going big fly.

In Chicago, Jim Thome hit a three-run bomb in the bottom of the 8th off of KC’s Kyle Farnsworth to secure a 4-2 win after Gil meche had pitched seven innings of one-run ball, while Tim Lincecum got knocked out after just three innings in the Giant’s 10-6 against Milwaukee.

The Marlins ran out to a 8-0 lead in the first three innings against the awful Nationals and never looked back as they cruised to a 8-3 win while Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven frames of shutout ball for Colorado to handcuff the Diamondbacks in the desert. 

Colby Rasmus went 2/4 in his debut for the Cardinals and Albert Pujols hit his first home run of the year in a 9-3 home win against Pittburgh and Heath Bell recorded his first save in San Diego in a 4-2 victory against the Dodgers

In the evening’s lat game, Oakland plated six runs on 16 hits to dispatch of the Angels.