7,530: Redding tagged for seven runs in Mets loss

Thank you blackout

The Florida Marlins jumped on Mets starter Tim Redding early and often Saturday during a 7-3 win at Citi Field.

It was a rare instance in which the Fox Saturday afternoon Extra Innings blackout proved to be a blessing, not a curse.

Redding allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks, giving up fifth-inning hits to Hanley Ramirez and Jorge Cantu before Jeremy Hermida belted three-run homer to end Redding’s horrid outing.

The former National lost his no-hitter in the first inning on a Emilio Bonifacio double, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,530 New York Mets games without a no-no.

One bright spot was Fernando Martinez, who had his best game as a Met since being called up by going 2-for-5 with an RBI.

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