Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/1/13
OK, so the Mets lost in Miami. Again. That drops their record against the Fish – Bob Ojeda was annoyingly cute with this nickname on the postgame – to 5-9 overall, 3-6 in Magic City. In a vacuum, this record looks horrible — and it is –- but context is key. That loss last night was frustrating, to be sure, but before it was over, a fan could say that a dragon had been slain. Such has seemed the case since June 16. The garish, gimmicky, underpopulated Marlins Park has been a Metsian chamber of horrors since it opened and the Marlins have been unwelcome opponents since they came into being in 1993. A visit to Miami evokes memories of bitter elimination days in 2007 and 2008. It recalls Pedro Martinez sliding off a slick mound at WhateverItsCalledThisWeek Stadium in April 2008, casting an early pall over an ultimately doomed year. It brings up a thousand little insults suffered at the hands of the Marlins. But the latest loss was different. Fans had an air of confidence goi...
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