Mets complete ninth inning comeback, win 3-1

By Ryan Punzalan

With one swing of the bat, Daniel Murphy helped the Mets comeback to defeat the suddenly surging Miami Marlins, 3-1.

Game Recap:

Pitching was the easily the highlight of this game for the first eight innings.

This game was flying by so quickly that the seventh inning started at 8:22 p.m. To put that in perspective, the first pitch for this game was at 7:10 p.m.

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At the end of the seventh inning, Dillon Gee had a pitch count of 59. At the end of eight innings, Jarred Cosart threw 77 pitches.

This pitching matchup was a sight to see… until Gee got to the eighth inning. With two quick outs in the top of the eighth, Gee allowed three straight singles, which gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

With the Mets down in the top of the ninth, Juan Lagares led the inning with a double, thanks to a silly misplay by Marcell Ozuna. Lucas Duda, then walked setting the stage for a big ninth inning.

After a Michael Cuddyer pop-out to right field, Daniel Muprhy crushed a three-run home run to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.

Awarded with a 3-1 lead to work with, Jeurys Familia tossed a 1-2-3 innings to lock up his ninth save, sealing the 15th win for the Mets.


  • Dillon Gee had retired 14 Marlins in a row before coughing up the lead in the eighth inning. He finished the evening tossing 7 and 2/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits. He only three 66 pitches.
  • Daniel Murphy, arguably, had the biggest hit of the young season for the Mets. With the home run, he saved the Mets from losing three of their last four games.
  • Juan Lagares is looking to start another hitting streak. He’s hit in three straight games, going 2-for-4 tonight.
  • After going hitless on Sunday, Wilmer Flores was able to muscle out an opposite-field single, going 1-for-4 at the plate.


If you blinked, this game was practically over. It seemed like the Mets were sleeping for the first half of the game, as they were only able to rack up two hits in eighth innings.

Luckily for the Mets, they woke up just in time and were able to complete a rather impressive comeback against a red-hot team, thanks to some timely hitting.

Dillon Gee continued to impress, despite the eighth inning sputter. Over his last 14 and 2/3 innings, Gee has only allowed three earned runs and only walked one.

He will face some friendly competition tomorrow, as Rafael Montero will take the mound, but if Gee continues to provide the Mets with six or seven solid innings of work, that rotation spot is still his.

Up Next:

Rafael Montero will make his starting pitching debut tomorrow night as he faces off against David Phelps.