The New York Mets (68-71) had a rough night in the opener against the Florida Marlins (63-77) falling by a final of 9-3 in baseball action on Monday night. The Fish jumped on the board early and often, as the Metropolitans looked flat from the start of the game.
Florida finished the night with a whopping 15 hits in the game, as Mets starter Chris Capuano had one of his roughest outings with the team. For the first time this year ‘Cap’ wasn’t able to toss five innings, giving up eight hits and six runs.
The Mets offense wasn’t able to muster anything up either as the team finished recording three runs in the game. New York was able to finish up the night with 10 hits, thanks to a flurry in the top of the ninth inning.
Angel Pagan continues to swing a hot stick, as the Mets center fielder was one-of-four players to finish with a two-hit night. Jason Bay had the most impressive hit of the night, hitting a monster two-run homer (11) in the ninth.
Capuano wasn’t the only Mets pitcher that was roughed up, as it seemed as if the Marlins had the number of relievers D.J. Carrrasco as well. Continuing to impress in his relief outings is screwball pitcher Danny Herrera, who had a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the seventh.
Looking for a bounce back effort, the Mets will now hand the ball over to Miguel Batista (4-2, 4.33 ERA) in Game Two. Batista, who just earned his 100th career victory with the Mets last Friday, will take on Chris Volstad (5-12, 5.48 ERA). The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.