April 25th 2014 -- Mets 4, Marlins 3

Curtis Granderson hit a two out single to score Omar Quintanilla with the winning run , the Mets rally to score 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Steve Cishek to beat the Marlins 4-3. The Mets led 2-1 going to the top of the 8th inning when Jared Saltalamacchia and Garrett Jones hit back to back homers off Gonzalez Germen to take the late inning lead. In the bottom of the 9th Lucas Duda singled, was sacrificed to 2nd and with two outs Quintanilla singled to left to score Duda to tie the game. Then Granderson who is emerging from an early season slump ripped a single under the glove of Garrett Jones to score Quintanilla with the game winner. The game started as a pitching duel between Wheeler and Henderson Alvarez. The Mets got to Alvarez for 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd.  Eric Young singled, stole his 11th base on the year and scored on David Wrights RBI single. Daniel Murphy batting cleanup followed with an opposite field double to score Wright all the way from first.  The Marlins did their only damage against Wheeler in the top of the 5th when Marcell Ozuna’s RBI Single scored Derek Dietrich with Miami’s first run. Germen pitched a scoreless 7th, but in the 8th he yielded the back to back dingers.  Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless top of the 9th he picks up his first major league win. He’s now 1-2. Wheeler, got out of several jams on the night but was brilliant. He went 6 allowed just 4 hits, the 1 run (earned) he walked 3 and struck out a season high 10. Cishek  takes the loss.  Wright and Travis d’Arnaud both had a pair of hits on the night. d’Arnaud passed the Mendoza line and is now batting .213 on the season. Eric Young has now reached base in 19 consecutive games.  The Mets are now 3 games over .500 and stand at 13-10 on the year. They now pull to an even .500 at home (7-7). Saturday night is game two of the series. Jenrry Mejia (3-0  1.99) goes for the Mets. Kevin Slowey (0-0  4.15) goes for the Marlins. 


Mack Ade said...

Look, this was a very good game, but it was still played against a team that scored only three runs in the first nine innings, two of which came off of one bad pitch.

The Mets pitching and defense continue to carry this team. They survived the David Wright error in the first and yes, there should be an immediate search for two relief pitchers that could replace both Jeuryrs Familia and Gonzalez Germen.

That being said, this was a classic come from behind walk off win, but it probably is an exception rather than the rule. This easily could have been a 3-2 loss.

Keep working on the strengths. Consider giving Sokolovich a shot and even bringing back the still wild Black.

The bats might be waking up but they still have a long was to go. I’d like to see these games won with a little less electricity.

Oh yeah… BTW… nice job by Wheeler. He really needed this kind of game for the self-confidence a starter needs. What a shame he had to throw 40+ pitches in the first inning.

Willis said...

German has been fine. The guy to replace is Valverde.

Mack Ade said...

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I agree right down the line......but I like the electricity....let em get to love winning!

Mack Ade said...

Willis - I stand corrected

Ernest Dove said...

That 24 pitch first inning wasn't easy to watch, nor was the two wild pitches and 3 walks, but wheeler and his 10 Ks also looked unhittable throughout the night. I'm happy overall.
Unreal 9th........

Mack Ade said...

did I say 40+?

I love night time meds

Willis said...

You are too kind :)

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