|Chris Capuano gives up four runs in 7-2/3 innings and receives no run support. (NYDailyNews.com)|
The Mets had three hits the whole night and couldn't crack the Marlins' nut till it was too late, falling to the Fish 4-1.
The Bad Stuff:
- I'll give you three reasons why tonight's mostly about the bad stuff. Willie Harris has two of them, Nick Evans has the other. Those would be hits, and they were next-to-impossible to come by. The worst part was that it mostly came against Florida starter Clay Hensley, who hadn't started a baseball game in three years. That's some Bad Stuff.
- As if it wasn't bad enough that tonight we played without Carlos Beltran (flu), we even lost his freakin' replacement, Scott Hairston, who fouled a ball off his shin (x-rays are negative). Seriously, do we have to find some voodoo artist or something to keep the injury bug away? At this point I'd be open to anything that keeps Mets from getting hurt.
- New York wouldn't score till the bottom of the 9th. They loaded the bases for Jason Bay, who in a different uniform maybe would have done some damage. Instead, he hits a sac fly to score one instead of an extra-base hit to score two or three. At least we didn't get shut out.
- Chris Capuano didn't pitch great but didn't pitch horribly (4 runs on 7 hits in 7 2/3 innings), and on a better night perhaps he had a chance at the W. Instead he gets the L.
Oh, that's not right! Basically sums up the night at Citi Field.
The good news is Carlos Beltran looks like he finally may be well enough tomorrow (he appeared to be ready to pinch hit in the 9th). Even better news: after a healthy afternoon in Brooklyn, Jose Reyes will return for tomorrow's game against the Cardinals. After 3 losses in 4 games, getting the team's biggest spark plug back is just what the doctor ordered.
P.S. Here's some great pictures of Reyes having a great time with the Brooklyn Cyclones this afternoon. Pretty sure it was a day game...unless Jose's smile lit up the whole park.