Hope is the best of things – June 30-July 1

Mets lose 2 of 3 in Puerto Rico, travel next to Washington

After being bludgeoned by the Marlins, the Mets pitching staff will look to regain some respect when they travel to the nations capital.  Last night Mets pitchers surrendered 17 hits to the Marlins, but amazingly allowed only 5 runs in the Mets 6-5 win.  This came after the Marlins had scored 10 runs on Monday night in a win and collected 13 hits in a walk-off win on Tuesday.  Just like Tuesday night, the Mets failed to hold on to a 3-run lead, but this time were able to get the lead back and hold on for the win.

Marlins offense in 3 game series vs Mets

BA        .348

Hits         39

Runs       22

HR            5

David Wright had an outstanding series for the Mets, who after struggling offensively on Monday night, erupted for 12 runs and 22 hits in the final two games of the series. Jason Bay collected 5 RBI in the series.

David Wright – Last 3 games vs Marlins

H-AB          7-13

BA               .538

Runs               2

RBI                 2

On Tuesday night the Mets rallied for 2 runs in the 9th to tie the game, but once again lost in walk-off fashion as Dan Uggla drove in Jorge Cantu with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.   The Mets now have 8 walk-off losses this season.

David Wright finished the month of June with a .404 BA and 29 RBI.  He is the first player in Mets history to record a BA of .400 or higher with 25 or more RBI in a single month. (SOURCE: ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU)

David Wright – June Stats

BA         .404

OBP      .447

Slug       .683

HR             6

Runs        20

RBI          29

Tonight the Mets and Johan Santana take on ex-Met Livan Hernandez in a rematch of a prior meeting this season between these 2 pitchers.  On April 11th the Nationals pounded Santana for 4 runs in the first inning while Hernandez kept the Mets bats silent all day long as he went 7 innings allowing 0 runs and 5 hits.  The Mets only runs came when Mike Jacbos homered off of Brian Bruney in a 5-2 loss.


About Mark Kelly - CKMagicSports

Sports Historian that is well versed at the four major sports first, then College Hoops, Football, Olympics, Tennis, Golf and NASCAR. Former ESPN Researcher in Bristol, CT. After a 10-year career working in everything from SportsCenter to ESPNNEWS to Cold Pizza. Had to retire due to complications from Cancer treatment. I am a now 25-year survivor that still suffers everyday from the side effects of chemotherapy & radiation. Suffer from Crohn's disease and Lymphedema everyday and started a website called CKMagicSports.com that I do podcasts on that you can help support by clicking on KNOCKOUTCANCER link on my CKMagicSports website. https://www.gofundme.com/KOCANCER Read more about my 25-year battle with the disgusting side effects of this disease here. http://www.ckmagicsports.com/marks-story/
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