After snapping a four-game losing streak Friday night, the Mets started another one Saturday, losing the first game of a good old-fashioned doubleheader to the Marlins.
Carlos Torres kept the Marlins scoreless and hitless until two outs in the fourth when a bloop single drove in Donovan Solano, who had been hit by a pitch for the second time in the game. What does Torres have against Solano?
Well, Solano got back at Torres in the sixth by hitting a solo home run into the Party City Deck to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
Torres was done after that inning, allowing two runs on just three hits. He walked two batters and struck out eight. But that damn Donovan Solano!
Meantime Henderson Alvarez was somehow able to baffle the Mets, allowing four hits over seven shutout innings, striking out five less-than-Amazins and walking none of them.
The Marlins made it 3-0 when Logan Morrison singled off of Frank Francisco’s wrist, driving in a run from third. Francisco was promptly removed from the game.
Mets lose 3-0. Let’s hope the bats wake up in time for game two.