Mets top Marlins for sixth straight win
The Mets took their second straight from the Marlins and sixth straight overall, beating the Marlins 4-1 on Friday night at Citi Field.
With the win, the Mets moved to 8-3 on the season.
Bartolo Colon allowed a solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the top of the first, and the Mets proceeded to get no-hit through the first four innings.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Mets got their first hit and eventually loaded the bases for Bartolo Colon, who lifted a sacrifice fly to left to tie things, 1-1.
In the sixth, an RBI single from Michael Cuddyer and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Eric Campbell gave the Mets a 3-1 lead.
Daniel Murphy increased the Mets’ lead to 4-1 with an RBI double in the eighth.
Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect eighth and Jeurys Familia shut the door in the ninth to seal the victory.
- Bartolo Colon had another stellar outing, allowing one run on six hits while walking none and striking out five in seven innings of work.
- Juan Lagares went 1-for-4 with a run scored and made three spectacular plays in center field.
- Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect eighth in relief of Colon.
- Danny Muno pinch hit in the seventh and singled for his first major league hit.
- Jeurys Famiila was dominant in a scoreless ninth.
It’s still extremely early in the season, but it’s getting to the point where Mets wins are expected – even when they fall behind.
When the Mets were down 1-0 and getting no-hit, it was aggravating, but I was confident they’d come back to win.
The feeling of calmness and an expectation that the Mets will win is something I haven’t had since 2008, and it’s extremely refreshing to have that feeling again.
The Mets host the Marlins on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Mat Latos for Miami.