Dillon Gee started for the Mets and gave up a 2 run homer to Giancarlo Stanton (1) in the 1st and then fell behind 3-0 in in the 4th on a solo homer by Martin Prado (1). In the fifth the Mets got back to back to back hits in the form of singles by Eric Campbell and Juan Lagares and then a three run blast by Flores, his first homer on the year and the game was tied.
In the top of the 6th the Marlins took a 4-3 lead when Rafael Montero relieved Gee with the bases juiced and walked Marcel Ozuna. The Mets went ahead 5-4 in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Michael Cuddyer and a sac-fly by Campbell. In the top of the 7th Ichiro hit a pinch hit triple and then scored on a pulled in infield on a razor close play at home that Miami won on an appeal play tying the game at 5.
In the 7th pinch hitter John Mayberry Jr and Curtis Granderson walked. Then Duda lined the RBI single to left center off lefty Mike Dunn bringing home Mayberry and the Mets took the lead for good 6-5. Cuddyer followed with a squib RBI infield hit down the 3rd baseline to bring home Granderson and it was 7-5. Gee went 5 2/3 allowing 5 hits 4 runs (all earned) he walked 2 and struck out 7. Rafael Montero and Jerry Blevins each pitched 2/3’s of an inning. Carlos Torres struck out Mike Morse and Ozuna stranding Stanton on 3rd for a scoreless 8th. Jeurrys Familia pitched the 9th for this 4th save. Jerry Blevins gets the win, his first as a Mets he’s 1-0. Mike Dunn took the loss he’s 0-1.
The Mets now improve to 7-3 on the year and 4-0 at Citi Field. Friday night Bartolo Colon (2-0 2.77) goes for the Mets. Former Yankee David Phelps (0-0 36.00) goes for Miami.