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Fourth dooms Marlins
Mets 7, Marlins 2
Mark Hendrickson allowed seven hits and six runs in five innings. (Doug Benc/Getty)
For three innings on Opening Day, Mark Hendrickson was the equal of the vaunted Johan Santana. But the Mets got to him for six runs in the fourth inning, and though Josh Willingham homered off Santana, the Marlins ended up dropping the opener to their division rivals.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (1-0)
Won 1
NY Mets 7, Florida 2   FLA
Florida (0-1)
Lost 1
March 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1   7 10 0
Florida
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Standings thru 3/31/08  |  Recap: NYM | FLA  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Marlins stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4121010.500
Castillo, 2B3110200.333
Wright, 3B4023102.500
Beltran, CF5120012.400
Delgado, 1B3100102.000
Pagan, LF3111100.333
Church, RF4111001.250
Schneider, C4000003.000
Santana, P3000012.000
  Wise, P0000000.000
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  Sosa, P0000000.000
  a-Anderson, PH11100001.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
Totals3471065312 

a-Singled for Sosa in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran 2 (2, Hendrickson, Hendrickson), Pagan (1, Hendrickson), Wright 2 (2, Hendrickson, Nolasco).
TB: Reyes 2; Castillo; Wright 4; Beltran 4; Pagan 2; Church; Anderson.
RBI: Pagan (1), Church (1), Reyes (1), Wright 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Reyes; Wright 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Delgado 2; Wright; Beltran.
S: Reyes.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (1, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Treanor).
CS: Reyes (1, 2nd base by Nolasco/Treanor), Wright (1, 3rd base by Nolasco/Treanor).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS3100123.000
Uggla, 2B4010011.250
Jacobs, 1B4000013.000
Willingham, LF4112012.250
Cantu, 3B4010020.250
Ross, CF4000011.000
Gonzalez, RF4010001.250
Treanor, C2000111.000
Hendrickson, P1000010.000
  a-Wood, PH1000012.000
  Nolasco, P0000000.000
  b-Amezaga, PH10100001.000
  Lindstrom, P0000000.000
Totals3225221114 

a-Struck out for Hendrickson in the 5th. b-Singled for Nolasco in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Willingham (1, 4th inning off Santana, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Uggla; Willingham 4; Cantu; Gonzalez; Amezaga.
RBI: Willingham 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Willingham 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Willingham 2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Treanor (1, throw).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 1-0)7.03222812.57
Wise 0.12000000.00
Schoeneweis (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Sosa (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Heilman 1.00000200.00
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hendrickson (L, 0-1)5.076632010.80
Nolasco 3.02001100.00
Lindstrom 1.01101000.00

WP: Santana, Lindstrom.
Pitches-strikes: Santana 100-67, Wise 10-6, Schoeneweis 2-2, Sosa 6-3, Heilman 9-7, Hendrickson 89-53, Nolasco 35-22, Lindstrom 19-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 4-9, Wise 0-1, Schoeneweis 1-0, Sosa 0-0, Heilman 1-0, Hendrickson 2-11, Nolasco 3-3, Lindstrom 3-0.
Batters faced: Santana 26, Wise 3, Schoeneweis 1, Sosa 1, Heilman 3, Hendrickson 25, Nolasco 10, Lindstrom 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Schoeneweis 2-0, Sosa 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 38,308.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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