Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:09 PM
Friday night in Miami, Martin Prado had 5 hits, including the walk off double in the bottom of the 11th inning; the Marlins beat the Mets 6-5. After pitching 3 scoreless innings, Mets starter Jacob deGrom gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in the bottom of the 4th inning. Martin Prado doubled and came home on a RBI single by Justin Bour. Derek Dietrich and Marcel Ozuna followed with singles to load the bases. J.T. Realmuto hit a long sac-fly to right to make it 2-0. Miguel Rojas finished the rally with an RBI single. The Mets scored 2 times in the top of the 6th to pull within 1. Cespedes tripled and came home on a groundout by Michael Conforto. d’Arnaud walked and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice. Kelly Johnson singled scoring d’Arnaud and it was 3-2 Miami. In the 7th, Curtis Granderson walked and Cespedes hit his 3rd homer in 3 games, his 11th as a Met and 29th on the year to make it 4-3 Mets. The lead didn’t last long. In the bottom of the 7th the Marlins scored twice to re-take the lead. Sean Gilmartin came in to pitch to two lefties, Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich and he yielded singles to both. Addison Reed was called in and gave up a RBI single to Prado to tie the game and then walked Ozuna with the bags drunk to give the Marlins the 5-4 lead. In the top of the 9th A.J. Ramos came on for the save, but with 2 out the Mets staged a rally. d’Arnaud singled. He was pinch run for by Juan Lagares. Juan Uribe singled to make it 1st and 2nd. Kelly Johnson then singled to center scoring Lagares and the game was tied at 5. Into extras they went. In the bottom of the 11th with 2 out on Christian Yelich on 1st, Prado doubled down the right field line scoring Yelich from 1st to walk off with the win. Eric O’Flaherty gave up the game winning hit, but Erik Goeddel was responsible for the runner on first. The Mets had 12 hits on the night. Cespedes led the way going 2 for 6 with a triple and the 2 run homer. d’Arnaud went 2 for 3. Johnson had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Prado went 5 for 6 for the Marlins with a pair of RBI. deGrom gets the no-decision. He went 6 allowing a season high 9 hits 3 runs (all earned) and struck out 4. Goeddel takes the loss falling to 0-1. Brian Ellington gets the win he’s now 1-0. The loss snaps the Mets 7 game road winning streak. The Mets fall to 74-60 on the year overall and are now 29-36 on the road. The Nats beat the Braves in extra innings. The Mets currently lead the NL East by 5 games. Saturday night it’s game two of the series. Bartolo Colon (12-11 4.42) goes for the Mets, Brad Hand (4-4 4.54) goes for Miami.