Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:30 PM
Tuesday night in Miami, Juan Lagares had his first ever 4 hit game the Mets outslugged the Marlins 8-6. The amazins bats were scorching as they mashed 16 hits on the night scoring 2 runs in the top of the first and top of the 2nd innings and never trailed. Lagares led the way going 4 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Lagares now has 5 steals in his last 3 games. David Wright broke out big going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Travis d’Arnaud went 3 for 4 as well. Matt den Dekker and Wilmer Flores added 2 hits apiece. Jonathon Niese started for the Mets and didn’t have a good night but lasted 6 innings allowing 10 hits 6 runs (all earned) striking out 4 getting the win improving to 8-10. Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia all pitched scoreless innings. Mejia notched save # 22. The Marlins amassed 11 hits Christian Yelich went 3 for 5 with an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton added his 35th homer. Brad Penny started for the Marlins only lasting 3 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits. He takes the loss falling to 0-2. With the win the Mets improve to 65-74 overall and 32-39 on the road. Wednesday night the Mets look to take the series. Jacob deGrom (7-6 2.94) goes for the Mets, Tom Koehler (9-9 3.79) goes for the Fish.