New York Mets 8th Straight Win Is A Costly One In Defeating Miami Marlins


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New York Mets Get 8th Straight Win Beating The Miami Marlins Sunday, But At The Cost Of Two Important Players

The New York Mets were able to keep rolling on Sunday afternoon, picking up their eighth straight win in defeating the Miami Marlins. It was even another Happy Harvey Day at Citi Field, yet everyone left a little disappointed as the win came at a cost. The Mets lost two more important players that have been imperative to their early season success in LHP Jerry Blevins and catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Blevins was lost to a fractured forearm and d’Arnaud to a fractured right hand.

Just as they had been doing all season, both performed well prior to being forced from the game with injuries. Blevins had tossed another ⅔ scoreless and baserunner less inning, while d’Arnaud was 2-3 at the plate with a run and RBI.

On the mound Harvey was able to make it through six innings, but it wasn’t without struggle. Terry Collins would say that Harvey was very sick entering the game, sapping his energy, but wanted to make his start. He wasn’t as dominating as we have become accustomed to seeing, but he was able to do enough to come away with the win. In his six innings of work, Harvey allowed eight hits and zero walks, resulting in four runs scored, to go with seven strikeouts. Not dominant, but enough to get the win on a day he wasn’t at full strength.

Part of the reason for the edge he didn’t have, in addition to his sickness, was the lead that the Mets staked him to. The Mets were able to score in only one inning of the game, but they made it count putting up a seven spot in the deciding fourth inning.

Both Curtis Granderson and d’Arnaud would get on base twice in the inning, as Granderson singled and walked, scoring once, while d’Arnaud had two singles.

Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada all had RBI in the inning as well, with Tejada providing the biggest blow in the form of a bases clearing double that netted him his first three RBI of the season.

Every Met who came to the plate this afternoon got in base at least once, as everyone got a piece of the pie today at the plate.

The Marlins would not go easily though, as they scored five runs from the sixth-eighth innings, making the score 7-6 heading into the ninth.

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They would get the first batter on base, as Jeurys Familia walked Reid Brignac to start the inning. He would get to second base because of a Dee Gordon sacrifice, but that is as far as he would get, as Familia induced ground balls from Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton to close the door on his sixth save of the season, all of which have come in the last week.

Next up for the Mets is yet another matchup with an NL East foe. They will be hosting the Atlanta Braves for the first time this season, welcoming them to Citi Field for a three-game series starting Tuesday night. They will be looking to exact some revenge from the last time these two teams faced off, when the Braves took two of three from the Mets in Atlanta.

Jon Niese will be taking the mound for the Mets, and will be opposed by the Braves’ Trevor Cahill.

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