Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:18 PM
Wednesday night in Miami, the Met offense was out in force again as the Mets support Matt Harvey and beat the Marlins 8-6. The Mets have now won 6 straight. The game was scoreless going into the top of the 3rd when the Mets struck. Curtis Granderson singled, Daniel Murphy walked. Yoenis Cespedes then singled scoring Granderson and it was 1-0. Lucas Duda then doubled to left-center bringing home Murphy and Cespedes for a 3-0 lead. Then with Duda on 3rd, Michael Conforto hit a long sac-fly to center to make it 4-0. In the 5th Murphy doubled, Duda walked and Juan Uribe clubbed a long home run to left-center, his 10th on the year and 2nd as a Met to make it 7-0. Duda hit a long sac-fly himself in the top of the 9th to tally the Mets final run. After a rocky 1st inning Harvey coasted to his 10th win tossing 7 strong innings allowing just 2 hits while striking out 6. Harvey improves to 10-7. Former Yankee David Phelps allowed 7 runs in 4 1/3 taking the loss for the Marlins, his record drops to 4-8. Bobby Parnell started the 8th and got two outs and was relieved with runners on 2nd and 3rd by the newest Met Eric O’Flaherty who retired the side in the 8th. In the 9th, however, the Marlins rallied to score 6 times. O'Flaherty allowed 4 hits including an RBI double by Justin Bour and an RBI single to Ichiro Suzuki marring his Met debut. Hansel Robles was called upon to retire the side in the 9th, but after loading the bases, Robles allowed a 2 out 3 run pinch hit double to Miguel Rojas to make it 8-5. Jeurys Familia came in and allowed a RBI single to Dee Gordon to make it 8-6. Familia finally retired Christian Yelich with runners on 1st and 3rd for his 29th save. The Mets churned out 12 hits on the night. Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy had 3 hits apiece. Granderson and Cespedes added 2 apiece. Granderson has now reached base in 20 straight games. With the win the Mets improve to 58-50 overall and 20-32 on the road. The win gives the Mets their 2nd straight series sweep. The Nationals are losing in Arizona. If they lose the Mets will go take a 2 game lead in the NL East. The Mets are off on Thursday. Friday night its north to Tampa to take on the Rays. Jacob deGrom (10-6 2.09) goes for the Mets, Jake Odorizzi (6-6 2.86) goes for Tampa Bay.