Florida Marlins defeat New York Mets, 2-1

MIAMI - Jerry Manuel refrained from introducing Gary Sheffield to right field and sitting Ryan Church Sunday because the skipper wanted to use his best fielding lineup with ace Johan Santana on the mound.

The tradeoff for Daniel Murphy's bat, however, is that he remains a novice left fielder, as a costly second-inning error demonstrated.

A dropped fly ball by Murphy led to two unearned runs and the Mets lost to the Marlins, 2-1, in Sunday's rubber game to hand Santana a...

MIAMI - With Week 1 of the season in the books and a 3-3 road trip complete, Jerry Manuel thinks the Mets look "okay." The one area the Mets need the most improvement, however, is in the fielding department, the manager concluded.

The Mets committed two errors in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Marlins, with a seventh-inning grounder from Jeremy Hermida rolling through second baseman Luis Castillo's legs in addition to Daniel Murphy's glaring drop of Cody Ross' fly ball earlie...