The Mets got off to a good start Saturday night with a three-run inning off of Marlins start Kevin Slowey, one that included a Bobby Abreu two run home run.
They added to that lead with two more runs on a Lucas Duda two strike, two out single.
Jenrry Mejia started the game strong, but had some trouble in the 6th. The first three pitches Mejia threw in the inning were hits, including a Giancarlo Stanton two-run home run.
Pinch hitter Reed Johnson gave the Marlins the lead with two run double off of Carlos Torres.
The Mets were able to tie the game on an Adeiny Hechavarria error.
For the 5th time this season, the Mets game entered extra innings. But this time, it didn’t last very long. Kyle Farnsworth was brought on to face the Marlins in the top of the 10th and proceeded to allow a go-ahead home run to the first man he faced, Jarred Saltalamacchia.
Steve Cishek came on and shut the door on the game for the Marlins in the bottom half of the 10th.
Daniel Murphy was able to extend his hitting streak to eight games.
Over five and two-thirds innings, Mejia allowed six runs on eight hits with one walk and six strike outs.
The Mets bullpen continues to be solid, keeping the Mets in the game once again.
Before the home run to Giancarlo Stanton, Mets starters hadn’t allowed a home run in their previous 11 starts.
I’m not one to criticize the umpires, or to point at the as the reason for the loss, but tonight the strike zone was very inconsistent. And that goes for both sides. Daniel Murphy after a questionable string of strikes in the 10th was ejected after he said his peace with the umpire.
Bobby Abreu launched a ball to right field in his first at-bat. If can pitch in with one of those every now and then along with his veteran leadership, he will be an important person to have on the bench.
Both Travis d’Arnaud and Curtis Granderson seem to be putting it together. Once David Wright, d’Arnaud and Granderson are all playing well at the same time, the offense will be just fine.
Jenrry Mejia looked good to start the night, although he had his share of command issues tonight and that got him in trouble. Even with the trouble, he had a good start and can build off of it for next time.
The Mets finish up their three game series with the Marlins tomorrow with a 1:10 start. The Mets have Dillon Gee while Tom Koehler gets the ball for the Marlins.