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By Gary W. Marchese Jr.
Flushing, NY (Aug 2) – The New York Mets lost to the Florida Marlins by the score of 7-3 on Monday night. Mike Pelfrey made the start for the Mets and pitched pretty well. The bullpen had done a good job until their closer came into the game. Jason Isringhausen became the goat of the game by not being affective. The offense did some damage but not enough. The Mets ended up losing the game in extra innings.
Pelfrey pitched six innings giving up six hits, three runs with two of them being earned, three walks and three strikeouts. Ryota Igarashi pitched an inning giving up a hit, he struck out one, and Manny Acosta pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Isringhausen took the loss and is 1-2 on the season. He pitched an inning giving up four hits and four runs with two strikeouts.
Jose Reyes had a hit, Justin Turner had a hit and Daniel Murphy had two hits. David Wright had a walk, Angel Pagan had a hit and Jason Bay had a hit and an RBI. Lucas Duda had a hit and two RBI Ronny Paulino had a hit. Reyes and Pagan each had doubles, Bay and Duda each hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Wright and Reyes each made a throwing error.
The Marlins took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Gaby Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly, in the third inning Sanchez hit an RBI single making it 2-0 Florida. In the fourth inning, Bryan Peterson hit a sacrifice fly making it 3-0. In the bottom of the fourth inning Bay hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1. In the bottom of the ninth Duda hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at three. In the tenth inning, Mike Stanton hit a grand slam to give the Marlins, a 7-3 lead and that would hold up.
The Mets appeared to give this game away on a couple of misplays. The Mets though rallied when they were down to their final out to tie the game. In extra inning, though Murphy made another mishap and then a grand slam happened and the game was over. It was the second night in a row the Mets hit a homerun in the ninth to tie the game only to lose it in the next half inning. The Mets have now lost three in a row after winning five in a row.