Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:11 PM
Wednesday night in Miami, Travis d’Arnaud’s RBI double in the top of the 8th inning broke a 2 all tie. The Mets beat the Marlins 4-3. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and continued to impress. The Marlins drew first blood taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on an infield RBI single by Casey McGehee. The Mets took a 2-1 lead in the 4th when Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a long 2 run homer (3). In the 7th an RBI single by Christian Yelich off Buddy Carlyle tied the game at 2. The Mets took the lead for good in the 8th on the RBI double by d’Arnaud and fielder’s choice by Dilson Herrera that scored Lucas Duda with the Mets 4th run. In the 8th, the Fish made it a one run game when Giancarlo Stanton clubbed his 36th homer and his 3rd in the 3 games to make it 4-3. Jenrry Mejia pitched the 9th notching his 23rd save. The Mets had 9 hits Matt den Dekker led the way going 3 for 4 on the night. Juan Lagares stays hot going 2 for 5. deGrom takes the no decision going 6 innings allowing 6 hits 1 run (earned) he walked 2 and struck out 6. Carlos Torres who pitched the 8th gets the win improving to 6-5. Mike Dunn takes the loss falling to 10-6. The Mets take 2 of 3 from the Marlins and are now 33-39 on the road and 66-74 overall. Thursday is an off day, Friday night the Mets start a 3 game set in Cincinnati. Barolo Colon (12-11 4.01) goes for the Mets, Alfredo Simon (13-9 3.28) goes for the Reds.