Loewen Literally Drops The Ball, Mets Fall 3-1 To Marlins
R.A. Dickey started today opposite Marlins ace Josh Johnson where we caught our first glimpse of Jose playing against us. Dickey threw only 23 pitches (16 strikes) in 2 perfect innings – but was taken out due to a 1 hour rain delay in the third.
Acosta took over after the rain delay and pitched 2 innings with 3 Ks, and Parnell came in after and followed the scoreless trend, giving both him and Acosta 0.00 on the E.R.A. front so far this Spring. Fernando Cabrera took over and ran into a little trouble, as all three runs were under him, but only one was earned. A two out dropped fly ball by Adam Loewen led to the two unearned runs. Herrera rounded out the pitching for the game by tossing a scoreless eighth.
Offense jumped out quickly today and Davis drilled an RBI 2B against Josh Johnson, but that would be all the scoring the Mets would get done. Bay, Satin, and Baxter all had 2Bs today, and that’s about it with the bats. Bay had 2 hits, the only Met to pull off multiple hits.
Defense left something to be desired today with the aforementioned Loewen error and a throwing error by Satin. Den Dekker picked up an OF Assist throwing out John Buck, though.
Goat Of The Game
Adam Loewen. He can swing the bat well, but I really am not impressed with his defense at all. He is not worth a bench spot.
I wanted to keep an eye on Fernando Cabrera – he used to have electric stuff back with Cleveland, at least in my eyes.
Reyes grounded out to Dickey in his only AB today.
Collins got ejected for arguing an interference call in the 8th involving Valdespin (who’s batting .364, by the by.) Terry’s getting in some practice for the regular season.
Johan Santana toes the rubber tomorrow in a 1:10 game against the Tigers. Deja Vu, two recaps for me, two losses, and two subsequent games with the Tigers. Santana is going to be on a 60-pitch count, I believe. Francisco is also scheduled to pitch – and keep an eye on that, since he’s allowed a run in his first three outings consecutively.
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