We’re still in awe over Duda’s HR yesterday and what about Jacob deGrom’s shutout performance? What a day for the Mets!
Here’s today’s lineup:
Curtis Granderson- RF
Daniel Murphy- 2B
David Wright- 3B
Lucas Duda- 1B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis- CF
Ruben Tejada- SS
Anthony Recker- C
Jon Niese- P
Eric Young, Jr- LF
Reed Johnson- LF
Ed Lucas- SS
Giancarlo Stanton- RF
Casey McGehee- 3B
Marcell Ozuna- CF
Jeff Baker- 1B
Derek Dietrich- 2B
Anthony DeSclafani- P
Jon Niese is looking for his 4th win of the season today.
Mets starters have been quite impressive this series. Can Niese keep it going?
Marlins take the field. We’re close to first pitch!
Anthony DeSclafani’s first pitch, a ball to Granderson, was at 1:10 pm. And we’re underway in Miami.
Granderson goes down looking
Murphy flies out to center. (refresh your feed for an updated lineup, I accidentally listed Ozuna in Left…he’s playing Center this afternoon)
Wright grounds out to short to end the top of the 1st. No score
In 7 of Niese’s starts, he’s gone 7 or more innings. Collins has to like that help saving his bullpen.
Johnson grounds out to Wright for the Marlins’ first out .
Lucas strikes out swinging.
Stanton pops out to right to end the inning. Nice 1-2-3 for Niese!
First hit of the game goes to Lucas Duda! He laced one in to right.
Nieuwenhuis rockets a hit off of the wall by the Marlins’ HR sculpture. Poor baserunning by Duda. Instead of an RBI triple for Kirk, he’s in at 2nd and Duda is at 3rd.
Tejada walks on 8 pitches.
Bases are loaded for Recker. No outs.
Third full count for DeSclafani who is already at 40 pitches with no outs in the 2nd.
Recker flies out to center. Duda scores. Nieuwenhuis advances to 3rd. Ozuna throws to 2nd so Tejada stays at 1st. 1-0 Mets.
Gorgeous sac squeeze bunt by Niese! Nieuwenhuis scores. Tejada in to 2nd. Niese out at 1st. 2-0 Mets.
EJY flies out to left on the first pitch he sees to end the top of the 2nd. 2-0 Mets.
McGehee grounds out to short.
Ozuna registers the Marlins’ first hit. A single to left.
Baker grounds to 3rd. Ozuna out at 2nd, Baker just beats the throw to 1st.
Dietrich called out on strikes to end the inning. 2-0 Mets.
Back to the top of the order for Mets in the 3rd.
Granderson leads off with a base hit to center.
Back to back base hits for the Mets here in the 3rd. Murphy hits one to right. Runners on the corners.
Ouzna makes a diving catch on Wright’s sac fly. Granderson scores. 3-0 Mets.
You have to wonder how short of a leash Redmond has on DeSclafani. 1 out in the 3rd and he’s already at 55 pitches.
Duda flies out to left. Reed Johnson had to run far to make that out, as he was playing deep, but the ball wasn’t hit deep.
RBI double for Nieuwenhuis! He just hit that ball 391 feet to right over Stanton’s head! 4-0 Mets!
Tejada flies out to Ozuna to end the top of the 3rd. 4-0 Mets.
DeSclafani is on deck. Guess Redmond is going to stick with him.
Mathis grounds out to 3rd for the first out.
DeSclafani grounds out to Niese. 2 outs
What a leaping catch by EYJ to rob Johnson for extra bases! 1-2-3 inning for Niese!
Base hit to right for Recker to lead off the 4th
Niese bunts to McGehee, who throws out Recker. Niese safe at 1st.
EYJ poorly bunts out to 1st. Niese advances to 2nd.
Official scorer gave EYJ a sac. Don’t agree with the scoring. He grounded out to 1st.
GOODBYE BASEBALL! Three run HR for Murphy! 7-0 Mets!
DeSclafani’s day is over.
Jacob Turner in to pitch for the Marlins
Wright grounds out to 2nd for the final out.
Final line on DeSclafani- 3.2IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 1K, 82P
Lucas grounds out to Tejada
Shattered bat base hit up the middle for Stanton. Killed a bat last night too.
McGehee grounds into a double play to 3rd. Quick inning for Niese. To the 5th we go!
Duda singles to center to lead off the 5th
Nieuwenhuis flies out to center.
Base hit for Tejada.
Recker grounds into a double play to end the top of the 5th. Great glove work by Lucas to rob Recker of a hit. Gotta give credit where credit is due, folks.
Fact: Jon Niese has never given up a run at Marlins Park
Niese gets Ozuna looking on a nasty slider. 3 pitches. Three strikes.
Baker flies out to Granderson.
Another -2-3 inning for Niese, as he gets Dietrich to ground out to short.
Niese strikes out swinging.
EYJ breaks his bat and grounds out to short. 2 outs.
Mets stay alive in the 6th as Granderson drops a base hit into right
Murphy grounds out to 1st to end the top of the 6th.
Mathis lines a double just over Granderson’s outstretched glove.
Turner sac bunts, Mathis advances to 3rd
RBI double for Reed Johnson. 7-1 Mets
Lucas lines out to Murphy. 2 outs
RBI base hit for Stanton. Johnson scores. 7-2 Mets.
Stanton worked Niese for 7 pitches.
Carlos Torres is warming in the pen.
Niese walks McGehee for his first walk of the day. This inning is getting away from Jon. Needs to settle down to get that last out.
Murphy can’t handle Ozuna’s hit. Stanton scores 7-3 Mets.
Niese walks the bases full. Tying run at the plate
Niese has thrown 30 pitches this inning. YIKES
Niese gets out of trouble as he strikes out Dietrich. Inning over. 7-3 Mets.
David doubles down the left field line to lead off the 7th.
Nieuwenhuis grounds to Dietrich, who tags out Duda. Kirk safe at 1st.
Runners on the corners with 1 out.
RBI single for Tejada! Wright scores. Nieuwenhuis to 2nd. 8-3 Mets!
DEEEEP fly ball off the wall in left for Recker. RBI double. Nieuwenhuis scores. Tejada to 3rd. 9-3 Mets.
Eric Campbell pinch hitting for Niese.
Campbell strikes out swinging and loses his bat in the process. 2 outs.
2 RBI single for EYJ! 11-3 Mets! And with that, Turner’s day is over.
Double switch- Bryan Morris in to pitch. Justin Bour in to play 1st
Ground rule double down the left field line for Granderson. That’ll cost the Mets a run.
Murphy strikes out. Time to stretch in Miami!
Carlos Torres will pitch the bottom of the 7th
Mathis flies out to Granderson. Last time Mathis hit a ball to Granderson, he doubled. We like this outcome better.
Called strike three on Bour.
Quick 1-2-3 for Torres as Johnson flies out to Granderson.
Stanton’s day is done. Ozuna moves to right, Marisnick in at center.
Wright singles to short to lead off the 8th
Base hit into center for Duda. Runners at 1st and 2nd.
The Mets have matched a season high with 17 hits today.
Nieuwenhuis strikes out swinging. First out of the 8th.
Tejada lines right to Lucas for the 2nd out.
Recker grounds out to third to end the top of the 8th
Torres gets Lucas swinging.
Germen is warming in the pen
Called strike three on Marisnick. 2 outs
McGehee flies out to right. Another 1-2-3 for Torres.
A.J. Ramos in for the Marlins to pitch the 9th
Chris Young pinch hitting for Torres and grounds out to short
EJY grounds out to Ramos
Granderson pops out to short to end the top of the 9th
Ozuna lines out to Germen
Garrett Jones in to pinch hit
Germen walks Jones.
Final pitching lines- Turner- 3IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 2K, 52P Morris-1.1IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 27P.
Torres- 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 22P
Dietrich doubles to right. Jones to 3rd.
Mathis goes down swinging. Marlins down to their last out.
2-run double for Bour right over Granderson’s glove. 11-5 Mets
Johnson flies out to center. That’s the ballgame 11-5 Mets!
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