September 2nd 2014 -- Mets 8, Marlins 6

Tuesday night in Miami, Juan Lagares had his first ever 4 hit game the Mets outslugged the Marlins 8-6. The amazins bats were scorching as they mashed 16 hits on the night scoring 2 runs in the top of the first and top of the 2nd innings and never trailed.  Lagares led the way going 4 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Lagares now has 5 steals in his last 3 games.  David Wright broke out big going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Travis d’Arnaud went 3 for 4 as well. Matt den Dekker and Wilmer Flores added 2 hits apiece. Jonathon Niese started for the Mets and didn’t have a good night but lasted 6 innings allowing 10 hits 6 runs (all earned) striking out 4 getting the win improving to 8-10. Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia all pitched scoreless innings. Mejia notched save # 22.  The Marlins amassed 11 hits Christian Yelich went 3 for 5 with an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton added his 35th homer.  Brad Penny started for the Marlins only lasting 3 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits. He takes the loss falling to 0-2. With the win the Mets improve to 65-74 overall and 32-39 on the road. Wednesday night the Mets look to take the series. Jacob deGrom (7-6 2.94) goes for the Mets,  Tom Koehler (9-9  3.79) goes for the Fish. 


Thomas Brennan said...

16 hits. Mask over the noncontributor in the bunch. Another awful offensive game from Grandy. After cresting at around .241 a month ago, can he even stay above .200? Since Aug 1, he has very few hits and just 2 for extra bases. Bench him for the rest of the season "to clear his head" and play Kirk, who has never been my favorite. Kirk deserves it more. Grandy is, as I've said before, Chris Young with an albatross contract.
In fairness to Young, he was a righty hitting righties most of the time. Which makes lefty Grandy's performance even worse.

Thomas Brennan said...

Let me add, Reese, that ourr SS is doing quite nicely, the one named Wilmer, and the Dekker experiment is a continued success. I am expecting a strong Sept from each.

As to Lagares, early in the season I projected him to hit .280 and be very similar to a young Roberto Clemente, who I believe hit around .280 over his first 5 years.

Some wanted me to have my meds adjusted after such a scurrilous statement...does not so crazy now, huh? In fact, who is the better OF defensively, Juan or the great Roberto? Juan has my vote. High praise indeed.

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