At the seventh-inning stretch at Citi Field last night, the Mets trailed the Marlins 6–1. (John Maine did not look so sharp; his velocity was alarmingly down.) Then the Mets put together a thrilling comeback to tie the game. Well, maybe "thrilling" isn't the right word: They scored five runs on a sacrifice fly, an RBI groundout, two bases loaded walks, and a balk. We guess that counts as a rally? Anyway, once the Marlins scored a run in the top of the tenth, the imposing triumvirate of Jeff Francoeur, Rod Barajas, and Fernando Tatis was unable to coax Florida into more walks and balks, and the Mets lost 7–6. One fewer win in the bank. If the weather cooperates, the rubber game is tonight, Jon Niese versus Nate Robertson. You know, looking at that pitching matchup, we're not sure the Phillies and Braves, both 2–0 already, have much to worry about this year. A guess.
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