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May 11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) is seen in the dugout before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
May 11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) is seen in the dugout before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Mets fell behind by three runs in the first inning, but Johan Santana settled in. The Mets chipped away and broke through to take the lead late in the game on big hits by pinch hitters Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter, but an Ike Davis error in the eighth inning and a very bad outing by Frank Francisco cost them the game.

We know it was over when...

Frank Francisco took the mound in the ninth inning.

What else?

The Marlins' new ballpark is a very strange place, and Giancarlo Stanton hit the hardest ground ball in the history of baseball to begin Miami's rally in the ninth.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by BobbyV_Incognito; his effort in the gamethread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 BobbyV_Incognito 136
2 CTRefJay 116
3 MetsFan4Decades 106
4 Terry_is_God 86
5 santana9237 85
6 Russ 75
7 Joveoak 64
8 Hoyadestroya85 62
9 Syler 57
10 foreverknyte 53