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Aftermath: Mets vs Marlins (05/25/2007 - 05/27/2007)

Game 1: Mets 6, Marlins 2


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Orlando Hernandez's pitching line:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
6.0   2   0   0   0   4   0   88-57   72
After missing more than a month on the disabled list, it wasn't clear what the Mets were going to get out of Orlando Hernandez in his return to the mound. He had been mostly dominant in his five pre-injury starts, so a solid start could definitely have been in the offing. Too, an early exit, erratic control, and a recurrence of injury seemed just as likely, given the tenuous construction of El Duque's old man parts. Any doubts were assuaged early on as Hernandez dominated the Marlins through six innings and just 88 pitches.

Unfortunately for Duque, his counterpart Sergio Mitre was just as good, allowing nothing through six and just one unearned run through 7.2 innings. The Mets hit parade finally woke up in the ninth, plating five runs off of Renyel Pinto, Justin Miller and Randy Messenger. Carlos Delgado set the tone for his breakout series with two hits and a walk, while every Met regular collected at least one base knock.

Be sure to check out the full recap with boxscore and Haiku at MetsGeek.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Paul Lo Duca, 24.0% WPA
  • Pitching: Orlando Hernandez, 36.3% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Endy Chavez, -11.2% WPA
  • Pitching: Aaron Heilman, -18.5% WPA

Game 2: Mets 7, Marlins 2


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John Maine's pitching line:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
6.0   4   2   2   4   8   0  104-68   60
Unlike the previous night, when the Mets' offense struggled to get anything going against Mitre, they had no such trouble with Wes Obermueller, who allowed runs in four of the first five innings and seven overall in just four innings of work. John Maine had a solid bounceback effort, tying a career high in strikeouts with eight. He also continued his trend of sporadic wildness, walking four batters in his six innings. The eight strikeouts are great, but I continue to be concerned with Maine's liberal distribution of the free pass. He has a history of being difficult to hit, but that advantage is mitigated substantially if he is going to insist on putting runners on base without them having to earn their way on.

Whatever, the Mets won so I'll shut up and enjoy it.

Be sure to check out the full recap with boxscore and Haiku at MetsGeek.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Carlos Delgado, 28.3% WPA
  • Pitching: John Maine, 13.5% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Jose Reyes, -8.5% WPA
  • Pitching: none
Game 3: Mets 6, Marlins 4


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Jorge Sosa's pitching line:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
5.2   5   2   2   1   2   0   87-57   52
After stinking up the joint in Atlanta last week, Jorge Sosa got back on the horse and threw a nice ballgame against the Marlins. He started getting knocked around a bit in the sixth, allowing a double and a walk, following by two hard hit flyballs. He was relieved by Pedro Feliciano, who has a 1.02 ERA this season. Feliciano convinced Hanley Ramirez that grounding out to third would be a good idea, and the Mets were out of trouble. Joe Smith pitched a perfect seventh and Aaron Heilman and Billy Wagner gave up a meaningless run apiece in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. Thanks to a Phillies sweep of the Braves, the Mets' own sweep put them 4.5 games ahead of Atlanta.

Be sure to check out the full recap with boxscore and Haiku at MetsGeek.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Damion Easley, 10.0% WPA
  • Pitching: Jorge Sosa, 8.2% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Ruben Gotay, -7.5% WPA
  • Pitching: none