Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/11/13
It took the Mets thirty innings, ten hours and one rainout to lose two more games to the Miami Marlins over the weekend. That makes five straight losses to Miami, over successive weekends. Let that sink in for a minute. The Miami. Marlins. The Marlins, who have won just 18 of their 63 games. The Marlins, who do not have a winning record against any team in either league – except for their 8-3 tally vs. … you guessed it…the Mets. As an aside, the Marlins’ next favorite opponent is the Minnesota Twins, against whom they are 1-1. Of course, this turn of events comes with a few repercussions. First of all, the demotions of Mike Baxter, Robert Carson and especially Ike Davis became necessary when it became self-evident that none of these men were going to be part of any short-term solution to the Metsian malaise. Davis’ relegation is at least a month late, Carson should never have been here in the first place, save for manager Terry Collins’ slavish devotion to righty/lefty ...
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