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Hanley Ramirez: "I Would Have Pitched To Myself Too"

    NEW YORK -- First things first. Tonight's Marlins/Mets game has been called due to rain. No makeup date has been announced.

    Now, back to business. Say one thing for Hanley Ramirez. He remains humble despite a horrific slump that has his average sitting at .204 after an 0 for 6 performance Monday night at Citi Field.

    In the ninth inning of that game, the Mets walked Chris Coghlan with first base open and the go-ahead run at second, choosing instead to take their chances with Ramirez.

     Said Ramirez: "I would have pitched to myself, too. They know that I am not swing good right now. So they go, 'Let's pitch to him.'"

     Ramirez also said he has no qualms with manager Edwin Rodriguez's decision to bat him in the second spot, a move designed to put some life in his anemic bat.

     "Everything's going to turn around soon," Ramirez predicted. "Hanley's going to be back."

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