Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:08 PM
Michael Morse’s RBI single snapped a 3 all tie in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Marlins go on to beat the Mets 4-3. Rafael Montero started for the Mets and was terrific until he tired in the 6th. Giancarlo Stanton gave the Fish a 1-0 lead in the 6th with an RBI single. Marcel Ozuna hit an infield hit to make it 1st and 2nd, and then with two outs Jacob Realmuto singled to make it 2-0. Buddy Carlyle came in and uncorked a wild pitch to score Ozuna and that made it 3-0. The Mets came back in the top of the 7th. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Anthony Recker reached on singles. Curtis Granderson singled to load the bases. That brought up Juan Lagares who doubled over the head of Ozuna driving in 3 runs to tie the game. In the bottom of the 8th Carlos Torres came on and had a shaky outing. He walked Martin Prado and Ozuna and with one out Morse struck the single to plate the winning run. Montero went 5 2/3 allowing 5 hits 3 runs (all earned) walking 1 and striking out 6. Alex Torres pitched a perfect 7th striking out the side. Carlos Torres takes the loss falling to 1-1. Bryan Morris gets the win he’s now 3-0. Offensively the Mets managed 10 hits on the day. Daniel Murphy continues to be red hot going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Granderson went 2 for 4. With the loss the Mets fall to 15-6 overall and 5-6 on the road. Wednesday night is the rubber game of the series Bartolo Colon (4-0 2.77) looks to capture the series for the Mets, Mat Latos (0-3 7.31) goes for Miami.