2006_03_smetslogo.jpgWhile the Mets as a team have never been very successful against the Flounders Marlins, it didn't matter much yesterday because all they needed was David Wright in the 3-2 win. Wright was drove in all three Mets runs including the 9th inning game winning run. Tom Glavine had another solid outing, lasting 6 innings and allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5. Willis got his 2nd no-decision in the young season, going 8 innings and allowing 2 runs.

The Marlins got the scoring started in the 6th inning when Josh Willingham hit a two-run double - a lead that would last into the bottom of the 7th inning. Entering the 7th, the Mets only had 3 hits against Willis. By the end of the inning, the Mets would have three more. Wright had a 2 RBI triple, driving in Paul Lo Duca and Carlos Beltran. In the 9th inning with Willis out of the game, the Mets had immediate success. Beltran led the inning off with a walk and Carlos Beltran followed with a single, advancing Beltran to 3rd, eventually leading to Wright's sac fly to win the game.

After 5 games, the Mets find themselves at 4-1. They head down to Washington to play three games against the Nationals before returning home for six games and heading on a long road trip. The road trip will tell us how good the 2006 Mets can be as the 2005 version was only 35-46 on the road.