“At 12:21 a.m., the Mets have won it.”

Gary Cohen was on his game tonight providing tons of jokes, and of course, we needed them in this game.

In a game that had an 80 minute rain delay to start off, the game didn’t begin until 8:30 p.m. Three hours and 51 minutes later, the game ended.

Keith Hernandez and Cohen were constantly cracking jokes at home plate umpire Tim McClelland for his slow strike call. My personal favorite was:

“Bay struck out to end the inning. Nice of Tim McClelland to let us know half an hour later.”

After the rain delay, Chris Volstad struggled for the Marlins, allowing three runs before he even got an out. He still went five innings, allowing six hits and four runs, three earned. Mike Pelfrey struggled too, allowing two runs in the first inning. Pelfrey went 4.2, allowing four runs, all earned, on 12 hits.

Pelfrey did not have any command of his splitter tonight. He has used that so much this year and has been pretty good with it. But, without the command of it, he was forced to rely on other pitches, which didn’t work too well for him. Elmer Dessens came in for one out in the fifth and got it done on one pitch, which was good enough for the win.

David Wright put a finish to his hot month of June by going 2-for-5 with two runs batted in with two doubles.

A crucial moment in this game came with two outs in the eighth inning. After Gaby Sanchez hit a run-scoring double to make it 6-5, the Mets then walked Hanley Ramirez to supposedly face Jorge Cantu . In a move that surprised everyone, the Marlins pinch-hit for Cantu with Wes Helms . Cantu is known for clutch hitting, so I don’t know why that move was made.

Francisco Rodriguez added his usual dramatics. He came on for a four-out save attempt and got the first out on one pitch. He struggled in the ninth, allowing the tying run to reach third before striking out Brian Barden , who was pinch-hitting.



The Mets won their first road game against the Marlins this year. Jesus Feliciano shined in the final game in his home country, going 2-for-5 with a run batted in. Johan Santana did not head to Washington early and will be leaving with the team. Jose Reyes was a late scratch due to a sore side.

W: Elmer Dessens (2-1)

L: Alejandro Sanabia (0-1)

S: Francisco Rodriguez (18)

Flushing Baseball Daily reporter Tyler Moore. Follow Tyler on Twitter, where he’ll discuss the Mets, and also his posts. If you wish to email him, send an email to Tyler with the subject of Flushing Baseball Daily Mail. Thanks for reading!


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