April 16th 2015 -- Mets 7, Marlins 5

Lucas Duda had three hits, including an opposite field RBI single snapping a 5 all tie, the Mets come from behind to win their 5th straight, beating the Marlins 7-5. 

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.


Ernest Dove said...

Mets bringing Danny Muno to New York. Quick, someone check on Thomas and make sure he doesn't hurt himself jumping up and down.

Thomas Brennan said...

I've been put in passive restraints, Ernest, my meds increased, and a team of psychologists is watching me closely...because of excessive joy that Danny Boy is finally coming home! Go, Danny, go, Danny, go, Danny go!

Thomas Brennan said...

Duda for President! He talks softly but carries a MIGHTY BIG STICK.

Anonymous said...

Good move to bring up Muno, though I would have preferred the better player, Reynolds. Supposedly the organizational thinking is that they want Reynolds to play every day, not sit on the bench.

Muno may be the new Josh Satin; promoted because he takes pitches. There's a narrative that some favor about the Mets being down on Puello because of PEDs, or that Mejia might not be welcomed back. Muno is an eloquent refutation of that argument.

Boy, Montero was not good last night. Oh, and Campbell has been terrific. While I am under no delusion that he's a terrific player, I find him very easy to root for -- and really admire his grit. Guys like that are welcome at the end of the bench. Glad that the bullpen situation is clarifying.

James Preller

Anonymous said...

Oh, and nice job, Craig Mitchell.

James Preller

Thomas Brennan said...

Agree on Muno, James. of course, being hot (or not)is also a factor. Muno wasn't, but Reynolds started ice cold...1 for 16 in first 4 games. Six for 15 the last 4, with a double, triple, HR (last nite), but timing sometimes matters. if he call up occurred a week later, and he stayed hot, and it might have been Reynolds.

Christopher Soto said...

I have a strange feeling that Montero is going to be sent down to AAA today...

In order to stretch him back out to replace Gee in the rotation in the event he has another non-quality start.

Anonymous said...

Christopher, I just commented under the "Morning Report" thread.

Interesting thoughts on Montero, but I disagree. Gee was one out from a "quality start" last night. Meanwhile, Raphael is having significant problems as far as I can see.

It may make sense to send him down in the role of starter, in the eventuality that Gee struggles or gets traded (unlikely). It could also be seen as a demotion, that Vic Black would be more helpful to have around.

I thought Gee's start last night was encouraging overall. But then again, people have always complained about backend starters.

James Preller

IBfromWhitePlains said...

These replays are chaotic and mess up the pace of the game. Baseball is not about exactness. The strike itself is an abstraction depending on the ump. I'm no Luddite, but I fear the insistence on technology will
ruin the game, just like it has with pro football (IMO).

IBfromWhitePlains said...

Meant to say, "the strike zone itself is an abstraction"

Thomas Brennan said...

IB, can't disagree. I do not know # of times each team can appeal, although I should - but I'd limit challenges to 1 X per game per team. So it does not add a half hour to the games, and let technology take over the game.

IBfromWhitePlains said...

Pardon my rant.

Bad calls are part of the game. That’s in the makeup of sports. Adding the appeal and the replay might (might not as we saw last night) get the call right, but the game begins to lose something in the transition. Think of it: There’d be no Leo “the Lip” or Billy Martin now with the unconditional authority of the replay cameras. How do you kick dirt at the ump when the pictures don’t lie? Be nice and just drop your little red appeal flag, Billy. Sheesh. The firey manager will be tamed. We’ll all be tamed. And where does it lead? Will the strike zone become computorized? Will there be a pitch clock inset on every TV broadcast? Gary Cohen: “Pitch clock down to 3,2,1!!!!”
The horror.

Manfred seems poised to bring baseball into the digital age for the ten minute, instant gratification attention span of young fans. This seems to thrill a lot of media folk. It leaves an old sh-tter like me out in the cold.

Things to come.

Mack's Mets © 2012