(10-4, 7-2 away)
7:05 PM ET, April 19, 2007
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
• Summary: Orlando Hernandez looked great in the 11-3 win, going seven innnings, allowing one run and striking out ten. David Wright extended his hit streak to 26 games while Carlos Beltran and Jose Valentin hit home runs to power the offense.
• Unsung hero: Ramon Castro had four home runs last season and a career-high eight homers in 2005. While he won't be confused with Beltran or Carlos Delgado, his 2-5 night with a two-run homer helped the Mets top the Marlins.
• Figure this: The Mets improved to 9-1 in night games this season while the Marlins have lost five in a row and seven of their last eight games.
• Quotable: "I hope I keep doing the same things I'm doing. Every time they give me a chance, I try to prove I can play." -- Ramon Castro
• Elias Says The Mets defeated the Marlins, 11-3, for their third consecutive victory by seven or more runs -- the first such streak in the team's 46-year history.
-- ESPN.com news services
Mets 11, Marlins 3
A wild pitch Wednesday charged to Marlins LHP Dontrelle Willis was changed Thursday to a passed ball by Matt Treanor. The ruling made one run off Willis unearned, lowering his ERA from 5.25 to 4.88. ... Hernandez, known for his wide assortment of pitches, walked Mike Jacobs on a 52-mph butterfly changeup in the fourth. ... Beltran's four hits matched a career high.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 11-7 (as of Thu 4/19)|
|Wed 4/18||NYM 9, @FLA 2||Recap|
|» Thu 4/19||NYM 11, @FLA 3||Box Score|
|Mon 4/30||FLA 9, @NYM 6||Recap|
|Tue 5/1||FLA 5, @NYM 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/2||@NYM 6, FLA 3||Recap|
|Fri 5/25||NYM 6, @FLA 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/26||NYM 7, @FLA 2||Recap|
|Sun 5/27||NYM 6, @FLA 4||Recap|
|Fri 8/10||FLA 4, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Sat 8/11||FLA 7, @NYM 5||Recap|
|Sun 8/12||@NYM 10, FLA 4||Recap|
|Thu 9/20||@FLA 8, NYM 7||Recap|
|Fri 9/21||NYM 9, @FLA 6||Recap|
|Sat 9/22||NYM 7, @FLA 2||Recap|
|Sun 9/23||NYM 7, @FLA 6||Recap|
|Fri 9/28||FLA 7, @NYM 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/29||@NYM 13, FLA 0||Recap|
|Sun 9/30||FLA 8, @NYM 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Mets|
|Stadium||Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL|
|Attendance||18,115 (47% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||79 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Laz Diaz, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Rob Drake|