Miami Marlins game should inspire rule change

Jesus Luzardo
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Yesterday's game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets had a horrible ending. Technically, it didn't even end, it will have to be finished on Monday. This is despite the fact that it was suspended in the 9'th inning with The Fish leading 2-1. The NINTH INNING! This managed to overshadow starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo and his great clutch start.

The Miami Marlins should've been awarded the win over the New York Mets.

MLB rules on suspending games are a bit ridiculous. The short version as pertaining to this particular game, is that since the Miami Marlins were the away team, the Mets have to be given a chance to win. The only good news here is that the game might not happen if the result will no longer affect the playoffs.

If the Miami Marlins make the playoffs, The Fish will be forced to make extra travel. Traveling to New York from Pittsburgh, and then immediately to Milwaukee or Philadelphia. That's not fair to the team and gives opponents an unfair advantage. Why is excessive traveling not being considered?

The New York Mets are not going to the playoffs this year and the game was already in the ninth inning. The NINTH INNING. The FINAL INNING. Why does it matter if they have a chance to win the game? The game is absolutely meaningless outside of caring about historic wins and losses between the teans. That doesn't seem worth waiting everyone's time and making both teams play again.

The most ridiculous part about this is that The Fish would travel to New York to potentially play HALF OF AN INNING. Not even the whole game, half of an inning. That's what happens unless the Mets actually score. In the case that they do in fact score, we get extra innings for whatever long it takes. Extra innings with the runner on second of course. All of that travel to play half an inning. Is that logical or reasonable in any way at all? It's insanity.

MLB needs to call the game and award it to the Miami Marlins!

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