The Mets and Marlins squared off in the rubber match of their three game series this afternoon. A beautiful day for baseball brought out a great baseball game for both sides, with the Mets ending up on top 5-4.
The Marlins got onto the board first after a groundball got by David Wright in the third.
Innings later, the Marlins would add to the lead with a Christian Yelich home run, putting them in front 2-0.
But the Mets wouldn’t go down without a fight. After Juan Lagares got the Mets into the board, the Mets successfully laid down a suicide squeeze that plated the tying run.
The Marlins wouldn’t let the tie game last for long, as two RBI doubles put the Marlins back in front 4-2.
Against all odds, the Mets would tie the game on a Chris Young pinch hit two run home run in the 7th.
In the bottom of the 8th, Travis d’Arnaud got a rally started with a two out double. The next batter, pinch hitter Eric Campbell, would plate d’Arnaud with a go-ahead single.
Jenrry Mejia came on in the ninth and shut the door for the Mets with a perfect ninth.
Daiauke Matsuzaka had another quality start for the Mets today. Over six innings, Matsuzaka allowed four runs on four hits, four walks and 10 strikeouts on 120 pitches.
The Mets moved to 7-2 on the homestand, with their second straight win over the Marlins.
Travis d’Arnaud has totally figured it out at the big league level. Nice to see him producing at this level.
Speaking of producing at this level, Eric Campbell continues to hit in any spot that the Mets put him in.
Nice to see Chris Young produce in a big spot with a game tying home run. If he could do more of that, maybe the Mets would want to play him more.
Daniel Murphy made a Gold Glove type play in the 8th to keep the Marlins off the board. Since being named an All-Star he’s taken his game up another level.
This is a good time to be a Mets fan, as they are putting together in each facet of the game. Continuing to play like this could put the Mets in position to make a run for the weak NL East.
The Mets bullpen pitched three scoreless innings this afternoon. It’s nice to watch a bullpen without cringing at who comes in next.
The Mets go for the sweep tomorrow against the Marlins with Jacob deGrom going against Brad Hand.