Mets Topple Marlins 7-5 As Batista Wins 100th Career Game

An article by posted on September 2, 2011

Miguel Batista pitched a solid game, and the Mets offense was buoyed by Marlins mistakes in their 7-5 win.

Game Notes

Miguel Batista, just recently called up and in his first MLB start as a Met, had a solid outing for his 100th career win. Batista went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, walking three and striking out three. Batista gave up two of his walks and five of his hits in the first three innings. After that, Batista continued to coax weak contact, and overpower hitters with his 93 MPH fastball with movement. Just getting the definition of a quality start from a waiver-wire pick-up is a great thing.

Pedro Beato came out for the seventh, and pitched an inning, walking one and striking out one. Manny Acosta came out for the eighth, and had another great outing. D.J. Carrasco came out in mop-up duty and allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. Bobby Parnell and came out for the ever-difficult one-out save and after allowing an RBI double he collected himself to nab his fourth of the season.

For the most part recently the bullpen has been good sans Carrasco & Igarashi.

The Mets offense managed some hits against Marlins starter Clay Hensley, knocking him out of the game by the beginning of the third. However, after allowing a two-RBI single to David Wright, the Mets offense didn’t manage a run until the eighth inning. After being hit by a pitch for the second time today, Ruben Tejada scored on a long double by Lucas Duda. The Mets then relied on some shoddy defense for another run in the eighth, when Angel Pagan reached on a bunt single thanks to a poor throw by Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek. Mike Nickeas proceeded to tack-on another run with an RBI bloop single, scoring David Wright.

Josh Thole left the game with a hand contusion and is day-to-day, Mike Nickeas replaced him and went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.

David Wright – 1 for 2 with a run, two RBI and two walks.

Lucas Duda – 1 for 3 with two runs, an RBI and a walk.

Ruben Tejada – 1 for 2 with two hit-by-pitches and two runs. A regular Craig Biggio Day

Turning Point

The Mets putting the nail in the coffin in the eighth inning. Tacking on three runs with some timely hitting, agressive baserunning and capitalizing on sloppy play is always good to see.

Hero

Miguel Batista. Called up from Buffalo after the Jonathon Niese injury, and made a major fill-in start to help the Mets win a game.

On Deck

The Mets will come off of their Marlins homestand to travel to Washington and face off against Ross Detwiler. R.A. Dickey will take the mound for the Mets, and game time is 7:10 P.M.

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