The Mets / Marlins pitching duel on Sunday afternoon was one of those rare gems in baseball that fans should come to love and appreciate. No one wants to see the game impacted by the result of an error but that's one of the things that can actually be appreciated, depending on who you're rooting for. The fact that whomever makes an error in such a tightly contested ball game just may come out the loser.
The past two seasons have not been kind to the NY Mets for obvious reasons and reasons that don't need to be regurgitated here. Perhaps what should be discussed is how the person (LF Daniel Murphy) and the rest of the team reacted to Murph's error yesterday which led to a two-run 2nd inning. Final score? Marlins 2, Mets 1.
The following story provides quotes from Johan Santana about Murph's mistake and how (and I'm paraphrasing here) it cost the Mets the game. Be that as it May, what's the appropriate response by veterans to a rookie who makes a mistake that costs the team the game early in the year? Should they talk about it amongst themselves in the dugout and the clubhouse? Do they need to make comments like this to the media? IMO, the comments aren't derisive, but they can be spun by the media anyway they like.
Well, it remains to be seen what, if any lingering effect this has on Murphy and the rest of the Mets team. Personally, I think there's too much of a veteran presence in the clubhouse to let this one game get them down. Then again, how many games last year were we shy of the playoffs?