Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/7/12
The Mets (53-57) lost to the Marlins (50-60) by the score of 4-2 tonight at Citi Field. It feels like this team is just without energy. I can not explain how or why but it just feels like a different team. The fight was once a fight for the wild-card … and now it is a fight to hit .500 again. I feel like every loss I write a recap for ends up feeling like a tough loss to me. Maybe it is just my outlook on things, but every loss brings us closer to something I do not want to come to terms with. Jon Niese started tonight and went six innings, only running into a blip in the fourth inning where he allowed four runs. Three consecutive singles, a sac fly, another single, and a 2-run double with 2 outs put a 4-spot on the board for the Marlins in the fourth and that was all the scoring they would muster on the evening. He allowed eight hits, a walk, and struck out four over the six innings. Parnell, Acosta, and Rauch finished the last three innings scoreless, allowing only a hit and striking
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