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N.Y. Mets (15-9)0000130206131

Marlins continue mastery at Shea, jump on fill-in Mets pitcher early

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

NEW YORK -- With a string of soft hits and a pair of home runs, Florida ruined Chan Ho Park's debut for the New York Mets.

Hanley Ramirez homered, Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs and the Marlins chased Park from his emergency start in a 9-6 victory Monday night.

Alfredo Amezaga also connected and Josh Willingham had a two-run single during Florida's five-run rally in the third inning, which started with a two-out single by sweet-swinging pitcher Scott Olsen (3-1).

"We got some luck," Cabrera said. "We got a lot of bloopers with two outs."

It was a discouraging day all around for the sloppy Mets, who received a double dose of bad medical news: Starting pitcher Orlando Hernandez has bursitis in his right shoulder and second baseman Jose Valentin has a partially torn ligament in his right knee. Both were put on the 15-day disabled list.

Carlos Beltran was 4-for-5 with a home run for New York, his third four-hit game this season, and Jose Reyes added three hits and two RBI. But David Wright went 0-for-5 and left six runners on base, including five in scoring position.

"I can't seem to get into a rhythm where I feel comfortable at the plate," Wright said. "I can't continue to go out there and be a rally killer. The guys around me are doing great."

Disappointed when he didn't win a spot in the rotation during spring training, Park was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start in place of El Duque. The right-hander retired his first eight batters but lasted only four innings, allowing seven runs and six hits.

"I really didn't think he threw as bad as it looked," catcher Paul Lo Duca said.

Amezaga, batting eighth, finished with three hits and his first home run in 156 at-bats since Aug. 31. The Marlins have 19 homers in their last 10 games.

Florida improved to 23-16 at Shea Stadium since the start of the 2003 season, the best mark of any Mets opponent. New York outscored the Marlins 20-5 in a two-game sweep at Florida from April 18-19.

"We play the Mets like we play anybody," Ramirez said.

Staked to a 7-0 lead, Olsen gave up four runs -- two earned -- and 10 hits in six-plus innings. Randy Messenger wriggled out of a two-on, none-out jam in the seventh to preserve an 8-4 cushion.

"Ollie gave us all he had, facing that lineup. There's not a breather there, really," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He did a fine job."

Pinch-hitter Jason Wood made it 9-4 with an RBI double off Aaron Sele in the eighth. New York got a run-scoring double from Reyes and an RBI single by Lo Duca off Renyel Pinto in the bottom half, but Pinto struck out Beltran with a runner on to end the inning.

Henry Owens, a former Mets prospect who was traded to Florida in November, recorded three outs for his second save.

"It was exciting," Owens said. "Every time I step on this field, I'm going to know this is where I made my major league debut."

Olsen went 1-for-2 at the plate with a sacrifice bunt that led to a run, leaving him 6-for-11 (.545) this year.

"Luck," Olsen said. "Obviously, this ain't going to keep up."

Park (0-1) got himself in trouble in the third. After Olsen's single on a 2-2 pitch, he threw his next eight pitches for balls, loading the bases. Cabrera hit a liner that second baseman Damion Easley jumped awkwardly for, and the ball glanced off his glove for a two-run single.

"I thought I had the ball. It hit it my glove and popped out," Easley said. "It's a play I expect to make 100 percent of the time."

Mike Jacobs then hit a high popup to center that fell beyond the reach of shortstop Reyes for an RBI double -- perhaps helped by a 20 mph wind. Willingham's soft, two-run single to right made it 5-0.

"We couldn't stop the bleeding. Two out, pitcher up, 0-2, and all hell broke loose," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "Chan Ho in spring training showed flashes of losing his concentration. It happened again in the third inning."

Amezaga homered off Park in the fourth and Ramirez added another solo shot one batter later. Beltran connected in the fifth, but Florida extended the lead to 8-1 when Lo Duca threw away Olsen's bunt for an error in the sixth.

Shawn Green had a two-run single in New York's three-run sixth.


  • Mets LF Moises Alou, who came out in the ninth, took two stitches on his chin after banging into the wall on Wood's double. Alou will have an MRI exam Tuesday on his ailing right shoulder.
  • Beltran is hitting .515 (17-for-33) against left-handers.
  • Beltran homered for the second consecutive game. It was his 18th career four-hit game.
  • The Marlins finished 12-13 in April. They were 6-16 in April last season.
  • Florida set a franchise record for extra-base hits in a month with 102.
  • Wright had reached base safely in all 23 games this season.
  • Reyes, New York's leadoff batter, has 20 RBI in his last 22 games. He has reached base safely in 23 of 24 games overall.
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Chan Ho Park gets the start after El Duque goes to the DL, but allows six hits and seven runs.  (US Presswire)
Chan Ho Park gets the start after El Duque goes to the DL, but allows six hits and seven runs. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
New York

J. Reyes
AB 0
R 0
H 0
HR 0

A. Amezaga
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS4221102 .364
Dan Uggla, 2B4100103 .219
Miguel Cabrera, 3B5122020 .360
Mike Jacobs, 1B5111011 .310
Josh Willingham, LF4022100 .300
Joe Borchard, RF5000024 .232
Miguel Olivo, C5110032 .222
Alfredo Amezaga, CF4231000 .284
Scott Olsen, P2110000 .545
    Randy Messenger, P0000000 .000
   a- Jason Wood, PH1011000 .222
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
    Henry Owens, P0000000 .000
a-doubled for Messenger in the 8th
2B - Mike Jacobs (8, Park), Josh Willingham (7, Sele), Jason Wood (3, Sele)
HR - Hanley Ramirez (4, Park), Alfredo Amezaga (1, Park)
SH - Scott Olsen (2)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (7), Miguel Cabrera 2 (19), Mike Jacobs (10), Josh Willingham 2 (18), Alfredo Amezaga (7), Jason Wood (4)
2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (2), Miguel Cabrera 2 (11), Mike Jacobs (4), Josh Willingham 2 (9)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Cabrera-Uggla-Jacobs
E - Miguel Cabrera (3, Misplayed grounder)
Florida Marlins
Scott Olsen (W,3-1) 61042251 5.63
Randy Messenger (H,5) 1000010 3.46
Renyel Pinto 1322020 2.40
Henry Owens (S,2) 1000010 2.45
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Olsen 96-64, Randy Messenger 6-5, Renyel Pinto 24-17, Henry Owens 16-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Olsen 8-6, Randy Messenger 1-0, Renyel Pinto 1-0, Henry Owens 2-0
Batters Faced - Scott Olsen 31, Randy Messenger 2, Renyel Pinto 6, Henry Owens 3
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5132000 .356
Paul Lo Duca, C5021012 .237
Carlos Beltran, CF5141011 .356
Carlos Delgado, 1B5010012 .188
David Wright, 3B5100016 .244
Moises Alou, LF3110101 .349
    Scott Schoeneweis, P0000000 .000
   a- David Newhan, PH1000010 .154
Shawn Green, RF4112021 .355
Damion Easley, 2B3110112 .273
Chan Ho Park, P1000011 .000
   b- Ruben Gotay, PH1000001 .000
    Ambiorix Burgos, P0000000 .000
   c- Julio Franco, PH1000000 .200
    Aaron Sele, P0000000 .000
   d- Endy Chavez, PH-LF1000000 .368
a-struck out for Schoeneweis in the 9th
b-grounded out for Park in the 4th
c-grounded out for Burgos in the 6th
d-grounded out for Sele in the 8th
2B - Jose Reyes 2 (9, Olsen, Pinto), Moises Alou (6, Olsen)
HR - Carlos Beltran (6, Olsen)
RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (18), Paul Lo Duca (8), Carlos Beltran (23), Shawn Green 2 (15)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (9), Paul Lo Duca (4), Carlos Beltran (6)
SB - Jose Reyes (17, 3rd base off Olsen/Olivo), Carlos Beltran (5, 2nd base off Olsen/Olivo)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Reyes-Easley-Delgado
E - Paul Lo Duca (1, Throwing)
New York Mets
Chan Ho Park (L,0-1) 4677242 15.75
Ambiorix Burgos 2210000 3.38
Aaron Sele 2411030 5.11
Scott Schoeneweis 1100110 1.86
WP - Chan Ho Park (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Chan Ho Park 73-39, Ambiorix Burgos 33-20, Aaron Sele 32-24, Scott Schoeneweis 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chan Ho Park 3-5, Ambiorix Burgos 5-2, Aaron Sele 1-1, Scott Schoeneweis 1-1
Batters Faced - Chan Ho Park 20, Ambiorix Burgos 9, Aaron Sele 9, Scott Schoeneweis 5
Game Information
Attendance - 39383
Game Time - 2:53
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Brian Gorman