Towing the worst lineup I've seen in at least a few days, the Mets pounded out ten runs and seventeen hits in pubishing the Marlins 10-3 to salvage the final game of their three-game series. Every starter had at least two hits -- yes, even Wilson Valdez -- as the Mets proved that old axiom that even the sun shines on a dog's ass some days.
What's more, Tim Redding turned in his second-straight respectable start, keeping the Marlins to three runs on five hits over 6.2 innings. Though three runs will often be too many for the Mets' offense to overcome, I guess this was Redding's lucky day.
I'll be at the Friday afternoon game at Wrigley, weather permitting, and I'll likely be treated to a repeat of this star-studded lineup with the added bonus of Pat Misch's first start of the season. Ted Lilly will be on the mound for the Cubs; start time is 2:20pm EDT.
Haiku by Howard Megdal
Happy day throughout lineup
Eight multi-hit games
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SB Nation Coverage
* Traditional Recap
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* Fish Stripes Gamethread
Win Probability Added
Big winners: Wilson Valdez, +24.6% WPA, Anderson Hernandez, +14.2% WPA
Big losers: Omir Santos, -3.2% WPA, Pedro Feliciano, -2.5% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Murphy RBI double in second, +10.7% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Coghlan homerun in first, -9.6% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +13.8% WPA
Total batter WPA: +36.2% WPA
GWRBI!: Jeff Francoeur
Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by KeithsMoustache; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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