Things you should know about tonight's game... 1) Rafael Montero labored his way through 87 pitches in three innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He walked four batters, including three in the first inning. Paul Sewald and Josh Edgin combined to pitch five scoreless innings in relief, but Addison Reed allowed the Padres to score an insurance run in the ninth inning. 2) Lucas Duda hit a solo home run in the second inning to put the Mets on the board, then drove in the team's second run with an RBI single in the eighth. Michael Conforto tied his career-high with four strikeouts, but came through on a base hit in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to ten games.
While Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria remains engaged in talks to sell the team, he might not receive the $1.3 billion he’s been seeking, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Several groups, including two separate teams led by Tagg Romney and Derek Jeter, seem to be interested, but it appears the price will continue to fall. Jeter and Jeb Bush’s group doesn’t seem to have enough financial support, according to Heyman, while the Romney group is unlikely to be able to pay the $1.3 billion and “believes the figure should be a touch lower.” It’s a traditional business tactic to start with the highest price and work downward, but this could be a point at which it’s revealed whether Loria is serious
Through the first two months of the Major League Baseball season, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline. • The Red Sox will activate David Price. • The selling price of the Miami Marlins continues to drop with the price to buy now at a reported $1.3 billion.