Series Recap: Mets Coming Home After Dropping Two In Florida

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

This weekend the New York Mets dropped 2 of 3, including a tough loss today against the Florida Marlins. The Mets overall record to start the season is 3-3. They now set their sights on their first ever regular season game at CitiField tomorrow. Below are some thoughts on the series with the Marlins and a look ahead.

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Series Take-Aways:

  • Santana’s First Loss Since June 28, 2008: Johan Santana hadn’t lost a game since June 28 of last season. Today Santana was brilliant. He pitched 7 innings, gave up 3 hits and strukeout 13. Daniel Murphy’s error early in the game proved to be the difference. Thats an extremely tough way for Santana to get his first loss in almost a year. 
  • Met Offense: So far this season, the Met offense has been very inconsistent. In game one, Friday night, the Mets left 14 guys on base. In Game two, they came back and scored 8 runs and today (yes I know it was a tough pitching match-up) they managed to score only one run.
  • Daniel Murphy: In today’s game, Murphy made a critical error by dropping a sure out. Over the first six games, Murphy has looked a little shaky in left field at times. We all know Murphy is the not the greatest defensive player out there and it’s something Mets fans are going to have to tolerate if we want to see Murphy playing everyday. In my opinion, as long as he hits, I can deal with the lack of defense.

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not:

  • Who’s Hot? How about Livan Hernandez? Hernandez won the 5th spot in the rotation this spring by a wide margin and he was great in his first start this season: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER
  • Who’s Not? How about Pedro Feliciano? He was the loosing pitcher in Fridays game and so far this season: 0-1, 2.1 IP, 3 ER, 11.57 ERA

Next Up For The Mets:

  • The Mets come home to open CitiField Monday night. Mike Pelfrey will be on the mound against the San Diego Padres. I will be attending the game. It will be my first ever “Home Opener”. Normally I don’t go to Home Openers as it’s normally too crowded and too cold this time of the year. But I figured since I went to the last game ever at Shea, I should go to the first regular season game at CitiField.

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Also, don’t forget to vote for Who Will Have The First Hit At CitiField!

2 Responses to Series Recap: Mets Coming Home After Dropping Two In Florida

  1. DJ Butler says:

    Daniel Murphy will take that lackadaisical backpedaling one handed catch to heart — for good or bad. The question is how will it impact him. This is a turning point game for him. I want to hear where Daniel focused his pregame preparations for Monday. I hope that he makes a concerted effort to improve his fielding and take that error as a reminder that every play matters. If he translates the same hustle we have seen on the plate and around the basepaths to the field, then he will eventually be an NL all-star. If not, we’re trading him to an AL team or trying to teach him first base.

  2. Kerel Cooper says:

    DJ – I think Murphy learned his lesson and I don’t see that happening again. I was at the game tonight and the fans made a sarcastic cheer when he caught a routine fly ball. So if he didn’t get it before, I think he got it now. He’ll be fine.

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