If only the Mets played like this against every other team. The Mets bested the Marlins for four wins this series, including taking both sides of their double-header. In last night’s game, the Mets threw Miguel Batista, who they signed to a Minor League contract on July 5. Despite the Mets being Batista’s tenth team, it didn’t affect how well he pitched against the Marlins.
The 40 year-old pitcher limited the Marlins to six hits, two earned-runs, and three walks over six innings of work. While Pedro Beato and Manny Acosta combined for two scoreless innings, D.J. Carrasco almost coughed-up the lead by surrendering three earned-runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Terry Collins, having seen enough of Carrasco, handed Bobby Parnell the ball for the final out and save (his fourth in 2011).
Along with some helps from the spotty Marlins defense (three errors), the Mets bats were very potent (ten hits total). The offensive stars were Lucas Duda and David Wright. Duda went 1-3 with a two-RBI double, and Wright went 1-2 with a two-RBI single.
The Mets are now 66-69.
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