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Pelfrey outdueled by Vazquez as Mets are blanked by Fish: 6-0

The New York Mets (64-69) were shutout for the seventh time this season, as they were blanked by the Florida Marlins (60-74) by a final of 6-0 on Tuesday night.

New York starter Mike Pelfrey (7-11) had one rough outing, as he was edged by Javier Vazquez (8-11) in a pitcher’s duel at Citi Field. The Mets snapped a four game winning streak with the loss tonight.

Pelfrey finished the night tossing six innings, giving up six hits and four runs while also striking out three batters. As for Vazquez, the righty was able to record his 2,500 strike out in the game, tossing a seven three-hit shutout frames against the Mets.

The Mets offense recorded a total of six hits in the night, as catcher Josh Thole and David Wright both recorded two hits, with Jose Reyes and Justin Turner tallying one hit each.

Leading the Marlins offense was slugger Mike Stanton, who had a 3-for-4 night at the dish, also recording a RBI. Omar Infante and former Mets-star Mike Cameron also tallied two hits each.

New York had one of their best opportunities of the night in the bottom of the eighth, as they had a bases loaded situation for young-slugger Lucas Duda. The Mets right fielder struck out to end the offensive threat.

Now the Mets will look to regain positive momentum on Game Three on Wednesday. New York will send out Chris Capuano (10-11, 4.43 ERA) to take on Chris Volstead (5-11, 5.61 ERA).  First pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.

Written on August 31, 201
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