Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 9/20/14
Let's start off with what might be construed as an inconvenient truth: It took way, way, waaaaaaaaay too much work to take two out of three from the Miami Marlins, or as Eddie calls them, Giancarlo and the Blowfish. They're terrible, and they showed it again today in a game that most teams would have had in their hip pocket against the Mets. But because their left fielder has had his arm insured by Lloyd's Of Ronzoni, their third baseman picked the moment where Kirk Nieuwenhuis was standing still 45 feet from first base to not pay attention, and their manager turned Marlon Byrd into Wade Boggs by bringing the infield in, the Mets got their first "whew, that was almost a disaster" victory as Byrd drove in two runs in the ninth to give the Mets a stirring 4-3 victory. Now, you want to bring up Jose Fernandez as proof the Marlins aren't as bad as we think they are? First off, imagine if a Met pitcher making his major league debut had the first pitch he eve...

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