Thursday, April 8, 2010
All is right with the world again. The Marlins beat the Mets 7-6 in quite an unbelievable fashion last night to record th first win of the season, and reassure us that Cameron Maybin is in fact of a major league caliber.
Of course it's probably not a good idea to give away a five run lead late in the game, especially when not making the other team get hits but instead gift them trips around the bases via walks, errors, and balks. It did though once again prove the accuracy of the Renyel Pinto Flow Chart. But let's focus on the positives.
- The power hitting infield trio of Jorge Cantu, Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla all went yard yesterday. No cheapies either, they were all impressive blasts
- Ricky Nolasco looked to be in late-2009 form. After allowing an early run, he was dominant over six innings. Unfortunately he tired and started the Mets 7th inning rally with a couple of walks, but I'll chalk that up to early season conditioning and not being up to his usual pitch count.
- Tim Wood rescued the rest of the bullpen and prevented more heart attacks with a perfect 10th inning to record his first save.
Rubber match this evening. Nate Robertson will take the mound for the Fish.