Tonight the New York Mets will get a chance for redemption, as they start a three-game series at Citi Field against the Miami Marlins. Last weekend, on the heels of a five-game winning streak, the Mets were swept by the Marlins in embarrassing fashion. But the Mets now have a chance to redeem themselves for what happened last weekend in Miami, as they get another chance to face the worst team in Major League Baseball.
Not only did the Mets lose three games, and convincingly so, to the worst team in baseball, but they also blew a golden opportunity to extend their winning streak and crawl within striking distance of .500. The Mets can help to put the embarrassment of their sweep at the hands of the Marlins last weekend behind them if they’re able to win three straight over Miami back home this weekend.
Matt Harvey will be searching for some personal redemption against the Marlins, as he starts tonight for the Mets to kickoff the series. Harvey started last Sunday against the Marlins, giving up four runs on 10 hits in five innings of work, as he failed to prevent the Mets from getting swept. After the game, Harvey was disappointed in himself and his performance, and he will undoubtedly be looking to improve his performance from his last time out.
For whatever reason, the Mets have struggled to beat the Marlins this year. Six of Miami’s 16 wins this season have come against the Mets, the only team they have a winning record against this season. The Mets have a chance to put those woes behind them, as they send their ace to the mound tonight to kick off a series against baseball’s worse team. But if they continue to struggle against the Marlins, more embarrassment awaits.