New York Mets Push Winning Streak To 5 With Win Over Miami Marlins


New York Mets Recap: Mets Push Winning Streak To Five With Hard Fought Victory Over the Miami Marlins

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The New York Mets were able to keep things going against the Miami Marlins Thursday night, picking up their fifth straight win in the process. Even without David Wright in the middle of their lineup, the Mets scored at least six runs for the third consecutive game and have made it two-for-two without their captain and starting third baseman.

Tonight was a back-and-forth game for the Mets as Dillon Gee had a tough go at it more often than not. Gee was hurt by the long ball tonight, as the Marlins jumped on him right from the get go. In the first inning, Christian Yelich singled with one out. He wasted no time getting into scoring position, as he promptly stole second base.

It was a mute point though, as Giancarlo Stanton launched his first home run of the season to bring him in. Gee would settle in after that, retiring eight straight batters after the Stanton home run.

That string of outs was ended abruptly as Martin Prado hit a solo home run, his first of the season as well. The Marlins then held a 3-0 lead as the Mets offense was nonexistent the first four innings of the game.

They would finally get Gee some run support in the bottom of the fifth, as they brought some power of their own to the party. Wilmer Flores hit his first home run of the season, a game-tying three-run shot that also happened to be his first RBI of the season. This was a great thing for the Mets and Flores, as he has struggled mightily at the plate and in the field in the early going, testing the patience of some people.

The Mets would not stayed tied for long, as Gee got into trouble again in the top of the sixth, who once again struggled once he got into the third time around the Marlins’ lineup. Dee Gordon reached on an infield single, and had he not been thrown out by Travis d’Arnaud attempting to steal second, the inning could have been much worse.

Gee would follow that up by getting Yelich on a groundout, but got into trouble walking Stanton after that. Prado would follow that up with a single, and then Gee walked Michael Morse to load the bases. Gee would be lifted from the game at this point, finishing the night with 5 ⅔ innings pitched, allowing seven hits and two walks, resulting in four runs to go with seven strikeouts.

Gee would be replaced by Rafael Montero, who would walk Pablo Ozuna, resulting in another run for the Marlins. He would Jacob Realmuto to flyout to end the inning and the threat.

The Mets would come back in the bottom of the inning and take their first lead of the game. Lucas Duda started things off with a double, and was knocked in by Michael Cuddyer. Daniel Murphy would then ground out, moving Cuddyer over to third base with one out. Eric Campbell would get the job done, providing a sac fly and providing the go-ahead run for the time.

It was a short lived lead for the Mets, as Montero would allow a pinch-hit triple to Ichiro Suzuki after striking out Adeiny Hechavarria. Jerry Blevins would replace Montero at that point, and induced a groundball from Gordon, but a throwing error from Murphy scored Ichiro to tie the game at five. Blevins would get Yelich to ground into a double play to end the inning with minimal damage done.

The Mets would get that run and more back in the bottom of the seventh. After a Flores flyout to start the inning, the next two Mets would get on base with walks. d’Arnaud would flyout, but with two outs Duda came through once again with an RBI single, scoring John Mayberry. Cuddyer then got in on the action again, getting an infield single that scored Granderson.

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That gave the Mets a 7-5 lead that the Mets bullpen would hold onto. The Mets bullpen has been outstanding this season with a 2.28 ERA thus far, and tonight was no different. Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless eighth inning and then Jeurys Familia closed the door in the ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.

The Mets, who are one of three teams without a home loss yet this season, will look to keep their perfect record at Citi Field and winning streak alive tomorrow night behind Bartolo Colon. Colon will be opposed by former New York Yankees pitcher David Phelps.

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