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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 162 - Mets at Marlins - Hairston, Davis Lead Mets to Victory 4-2

Marlins Park (Miami, FL)
N.Y. Mets (74-88) «0012010004100
Miami (69-93)000001010270
W: J. Hefner (4-7) L: T. Koehler (0-1)
S: B. Parnell (7)
HR: NYM - A. Torres (3),S. Hairston (20),I. Davis (32)   MIA - None

Scott Hairston clubbed a two-run homer and Ike Davis added a solo shot to lead the New York Mets to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins in the season finale for both teams.

Andres Torres also hit a solo homer for the Mets (74-88), who snapped a four- game skid.

Jeremy Hefner (4-7) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out seven over 7 1/3 innings in the win.

"There are obviously a lot of good things to take out of the first half and plenty of bad things from the second half. I think that we obviously have plenty of room for improvement," Mets third baseman David Wright said.

Bobby Parnell worked around a two-out single in the ninth to notch his seventh save of the year.

Gorkys Hernandez had an RBI and Bryan Petersen doubled and scored a run for the Marlins (69-93), who dropped 12 of their final 16 games of the season.

Tom Koehler (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits and struck out three over five innings to absorb the loss in his first career start.

"It wasn't a great year for all of us as a whole, we will take it for what it is worth and build for the next year," Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton said.

Torres crushed a solo homer deep to right-center field in the third to give the Mets an early lead.

Hairtson roped a two-run homer in the fourth and Davis added a solo shot in the sixth to put New York ahead 4-0.

Miami finally got on the board in the home sixth when Hernandez singled to left field to score Donnie Murphy.

A passed ball allowed Petersen to score in the eighth before a pair of walks to Stanton and Carlos Lee loaded the bases, but Manny Acosta retired Donovan Solano to end the frame.

Murphy reached on a two-out single in the ninth, but Parnell struck out Petersen to end the game.

Game Notes

The Mets recorded their fewest wins in a season (74) since 2009 when they managed just 70 victories ... Davis posted career highs in homers (32) and RBI (90) ... Reyes stole his 40th base. It is the fifth time Reyes has swiped 40 bags in a season, but the first time since 2008 when he stole 56 with the Mets.

Box Score:

Ruben Tejada SS503010001.289
Daniel Murphy 2B500000001.291
David Wright 3B200000000.306
  Justin Turner 3B201001000.269
Ike Davis 1B322110111.227
Scott Hairston RF-LF411200102.263
Lucas Duda LF301000000.239
  Mike Baxter PR-RF000000000.263
Kelly Shoppach C400000000.203
Andres Torres CF411100100.230
Jeremy Hefner P301000001.100
  Elvin Ramirez P000000000.000
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000001.241
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
Bryan Petersen LF512010002.195
Gorkys Hernandez CF301100010.192
Jose Reyes SS401000000.287
Giancarlo Stanton RF300000011.290
Carlos Lee 1B300000011.264
Donovan Solano 2B301000010.295
John Buck C400000002.192
Gil Velazquez 3B200000000.232
  Chad Gaudin P000000000.000
  Scott Cousins PH100000000.163
  Dan Jennings P000000000.000
  A.J. Ramos P000000000.000
  Greg Dobbs PH100000000.285
Tom Koehler P100000001.000
  Donnie Murphy 3B312010001.216

LOB_NY Mets 7, Miami 8. 2B_R.Tejada, I.Davis, B.Petersen, D.Murphy. 3B_J.Turner. HR_A.Torres (3) off T.Koehler, S.Hairston (20) off T.Koehler, I.Davis (32) off C.Gaudin. SB_J.Reyes (40). GIDP_R.Tejada. DP_Miami 1 (G.Velazquez, D.Solano and C.Lee).

Jeremy Hefner (W 4-7)7.1522270107-665.09
Elvin Ramirez (H 1)0.110020011-35.48
Manny Acosta (H 4)0.10000003-26.46
Bobby Parnell (S 7)1.010001012-82.49
Tom Koehler (L 0-1)5.063303266-445.40
Chad Gaudin2.031102123-214.54
Dan Jennings0.110010015-61.89
A.J. Ramos1.200002018-133.86

HBP_by D.Jennings (L.Duda).
T_2:38. A_27418.
Umpires_Home,Andy Fletcher; First, Vic Carapazza; Second, Mike Muchlinski; Third, Rob Drake.

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