And some Mets fans out there think Terry Collins should be fired? HA! What a job by Ozzie Guillen last night. MarLOLins Ace Josh Johnson, was mowing down Mets hitters all night and carried a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning. But as what has become a custom, the closer automatically was brought in to the 9th inning, to add to a meaningless stat. Johnson had only thrown 105 pitches to that point. But here’s what ensued…
New York – Top of 9th
Steve Cishek pitching for Miami
S Cishek relieved J Johnson.
D Murphy singled to right.
D Wright singled to left, D Murphy to second.
I Davis struck out swinging.
L Duda singled to center, D Murphy scored, D Wright to third.
M Baxter fouled out to shortstop.
A Torres walked, L Duda to second.
J Bay ran for L Duda.
K Shoppach singled to center, D Wright and J Bay scored, A Torres to second, A Torres scored, K Shoppach to third on error by center fielder J Ruggiano.
S Hairston hit for R Ramirez.
H Bell relieved S Cishek.
S Hairston struck out swinging.
5 Runs, 7 Hits, 1 Error
Hey Ozzie, maybe you should have let your Ace finish off what he started. Johnson’s final line: 8ip 3h 4k’s ND.
This afternoon, the Mets will send Chris Young (3-7 4.64 ERA) out for the series sweep against Mark Buehrle (12-11 3.62 ERA).
Luckily for Mets fans, you can see the game on SNY and hear it on WFAN 660 AM. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM.
Starting Lineups via Metsblog.com and Rotoinfo.com
New York Mets
Ronny Cedeno SS
Bryan Peterson LF
Justin Turner 2B
Justin Ruggiano CF
David Wright 3B
Jose Reyes SS
Scott Hairston RF
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Ike Davis 1B
Carlos Lee 1B
Kelly Shoppach C
Greg Dobbs 3B
Jason Bay LF
Andres Torres CF
Rob Brantly C
Chris Young RHP
Mark Buehrle LHP
Who’s HOT for the Mets?…Kelly Shoppach is 6 for his last 11 with a homer and 5 RBI’s. He’s also 8 for 18 with four homers and two doubles off today’s starter, Mark Buehrle.
Who’s HOT for the Marlins?…Justin Ruggiano is 8 for his last 19 witha homer and 2 RBI’s
Chris Young (3-7 4.64 ERA) gets the call today for the Mets. Young has struggled big time recently. His velocity seems down (as if it’s not down to begin with) and his control has not been sharp. In his last four starts he is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA. That includes allowing seven runs and three homers in 4 1/3 innings against the Marlins on Aug. 8th.
For the Marlins, Mark Buehrle (12-11 3.62 ERA) will be on the hill. In his last start, Buehrle held Los Angeles to one run and six hits over 5 2-3 innings in a 6-2 win. Buehrle improved to 3-0 with a 2.29 ERA over his past three starts. In his 2 career starts against the Mets (both this year) he has a 2.63 ERA, in his last start against the Mets, Buehrle gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 6-5 victory.