7,647: Mets’ offense takes night off in 3-1 loss

Where’s the bats?

A Jeff Francoeur double provided the Mets’ only run Thursday night as the Florida Marlins topped New York 3-1 to take the season’s opening series at Citi Field.

Jonathon Niese provided a solid start, yielding three runs on eight hits and two walks while fanning three. He lost his no-hitter in the first inning on a Cameron Maybin single, bumping our NoNoHitters.com count up to 7,647 New York Mets games without a no-hitter.

Uggla knocked in Maybin to give Florida an early 1-0 lead, and Jorge Cantu and Gaby Sanchez doubled home the Marlins’ other two runs.

The Mets host the Washington Nationals for a three-game series starting Friday night.

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