Shield your eyes. Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez says he'll be wearing pink spikes for this afternoon's Mother's Day matinee special against the NY Mets. Sanchez wore the garish shoes on Mother's Day a year ago and had his best day at the plate as a big-leaguer, going 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles, home run, walk and 3 RBI.
He'll be hoping for the same today.
The first month-and-a-half has been a struggle for the Marlins' only All-Star last season. Among first baseman, he's had a better start than Albert Pujols. But, then, who hasn't? Sanchez is hitting only .202 with an OPS of .567. The only NL first baseman with lower numbers is the Mets' Ike Davis (.175, .560).
Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI on Saturday.
BRETT HAYES LOSES HIS GLOVE -- Hayes can't explain why, after never, ever being called for catcher's interference in his entire pro career, he's twice been guilty of the offense this season. "It's just one of those things that happened," Hayes said. "I'm not any closer (to the plate) than I've ever been. I believe that I'm a little further back than most catchers. Can't explain it."
Andres Torres caught so much of Hayes' mitt with his bat in Saturday's fourth inning that it ripped it off the the catcher's hand and sent it flying two-thirds of the to third base.
LINEUPS (Ike Davis was a late scratch from the Mets lineup due to flu-like symptoms).
Marlins: 1. Jose Reyes, ss; 2. Omar Infante, 2b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, 3b; 4. Austin Kearns, lf; 5. Giancarlo Stanton, rf; 6. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 7. Emilio Bonifacio, cf; 8. John Buck, c; 9. Carlos Zambrano, p.
Mets: 1. Andres Torres, cf; 2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf; 3. David Wright, 3b; 4, Lucas Duda, rf; 5. Daniel Murphy, 1B; 6. Ronny Cedeno, ss; 7. Jordany Valdespin, 2b: 8. Rob Johnson, c; 9. Jon Niese, p.
Umpires: HP -- Todd Tichenor; 1B -- Larry Vanover; 2B -- Brian Gorman; 3B -- Tony Randazzo.