The Mets came up short today as the Marlins took the series with a 2-1 win. Once again, the Mets couldn’t muster any offense to support a superb pitching performance by Johan Santana.
To be fair, opposing pitcher Josh Johnson was even better and the Mets offense looked helpless in the first eight innings before staging a mini-rally in the ninth.
Santana ended up with 13 strikeouts, the most in one game since becoming a Met. The only two Marlins runs came after an error by Daniel Murphy who dropped a routine fly ball.
It was Santana’s first loss since last June and his first against the Marlins. It’s in these types of games that it hardly seems fair to tag Santana with a loss, even though it really wasn’t his doing.
The next game is Opening Day at Citi Field on Monday night. Mike Pelfrey takes the mound.
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