Well, they were bound to lose eventually. After a winning streak that felt like it would last forever, the Mets bats failed to show up (again) yesterday afternoon, dropping the game to the Marlins but still winning the series 2-1. The loss put the Mets back at .500 at 6-6, tied with three other teams for second in the NL East. A few quick hits, as I don't want to dwell on this game too much.
- Tom Glavine's control was way off yesterday. He pitched pretty well in his last outing, but yesterday he looked like the 39-yaer-old pitcher that he is.
- A.J. Burnett kept the Mets bats in check, though he didn't seem to have his best stuff. The Mets traded him for Al Leiter after the 1997 season, and to this point the Mets got more than their money's worth. Heck, Leiter might have sold that deal for the Mets based solely on his shutout against the Reds in Game #163 in 1999.
- Victor Diaz contines to look like he belongs in the bigs. He picked up his first homerun of the year, an opposite field shot in the 6th that just cleared the fence.
- Jose Reyes went 0-for-4, dropping his AVG (and OBP) to .278. Wright also continues to struggle, going 0-for-2 with a walk, dropping his AVG to .189 (that's right).
- Cliff Floyd might be ready to play tonight, though Randolph might seem inclined to give him another day to rest.
- With Piazza and Wright struggling (though Piazza looked a little better the past couple of games) and Floyd out of the lineup altogether, this team is really having a tough time scoring runs. Their starting pitching had been keeping them in games, but when that fails the Mets lose games like they did last night.
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