Sunday, April 07, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 5 - Marlins (3) at Mets (7) - Buck to the Rescue


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Miami (1-4)1000101003112
N.Y. Mets (3-2)«10000231x791
W: B. Lyon (1-0) L: R. Webb (0-1)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - C. Cowgill (2)

Recap:
John Buck had four RBI, and the New York Mets used a three-run seventh inning to snap a tie and beat Miami, 7-3, in the second of three games between the clubs.

"Last year, if something could go wrong, it went wrong. And then I tried harder to fix it," Buck said about his 2012 season with the Marlins. "It was a lot of stuff just piling up that I couldn't get right."

David Wright finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Collin Cowgill added a solo homer for the Mets, who snapped a two-game slide.

Josh Edgin (1-0) recorded the final out of the top of the seventh for the win.

Greg Dobbs totaled two hits and drove in two runs for the Marlins, who couldn't maintain momentum from a 7-5 win in Friday's series opener.

Ryan Webb (0-1) was charged with the defeat after giving up three runs (two earned) and two hits with two walks over 1 2/3 relief frames.

New York picked up three runs in the home seventh to take a 6-3 lead.

Mike Baxter walked with one down, stole second and scored on a Daniel Murphy triple, then Wright added a single to plate Murphy for a two-run spread. Wright stole second ahead of an intentional walk to Ike Davis, then Buck's fly to right brought in Wright for a three-run edge.

Cowgill's two-out solo homer in the eighth made it 7-3 for the hosts, and Bobby Parnell retired the side in order in the ninth.

Dobbs' two-out single pushed across a Miami run in the top of the first, but the Mets countered in the home half on a sac fly from Buck.

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's bad throw to first on a potential double-play grounder from Dobbs in the fifth scored Placido Polanco to give the Fish a 2-1 edge. Polanco singled with one down and advanced on a Giancarlo Stanton base hit.

In the sixth, Wright and Davis hit consecutive one-out singles and Buck doubled both home for a 3-2 Mets' edge.

Dobbs drove in Juan Pierre to tie the score in the seventh, but was called out by home plate umpire Jim Joyce after he ruled Pierre interfered with Buck as he tried to throw to second to erase Dobbs.

"I've been watching the game for 42 years at this level and never saw anything like it before," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Game Notes

Mets starter Jon Niese allowed eight hits and one earned run over his six- inning start, while counterpart Ricky Nolasco exited after 5 1/3 frames having given up six hits and three runs with three walks and as many strikeouts.

Box Score:

MiamiABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Juan Pierre LF422000010.263
Placido Polanco 3B511000000.286
Giancarlo Stanton RF402000000.222
Greg Dobbs 1B402200001.286
Justin Ruggiano CF400000002.235
Miguel Olivo C402000000.286
Adeiny Hechavarria SS301000011.235
Donovan Solano 2B401000002.250
Ricky Nolasco P300000001.000
  Ryan Webb P000000000.000
  Chad Qualls P000000000.000
  Chris Coghlan PH100000001.000
Totals36311200028
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Mike Baxter RF321000020.333
Daniel Murphy 2B411101001.222
David Wright 3B423100000.333
Ike Davis 1B312000010.158
John Buck C201410000.421
Lucas Duda LF200000020.231
  Brandon Lyon P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF400000001.167
Ruben Tejada SS400000001.176
Jon Niese P200000001.500
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000000.286
  Collin Cowgill LF111100100.231
Totals3079711154


E_M.Olivo 2, R.Tejada. LOB_Miami 8, NY Mets 6. 2B_J.Buck. 3B_D.Murphy. HR_C.Cowgill (2) off C.Qualls. SF_J.Buck 2. SB_M.Baxter (1), D.Wright (3). GIDP_D.Solano, D.Murphy. DP_Miami 1 (D.Solano, A.Hechavarria and G.Dobbs); NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada and I.Davis).

MiamiIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Ricky Nolasco5.1633330103-613.97
Ryan Webb (L 0-1)1.223220036-195.40
Chad Qualls1.011101112-815.43
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jon Niese6.0821250100-682.13
Scott Atchison (H 1)0.211100011-83.38
Josh Edgin (B 1)0.11000003-20.00
Brandon Lyon (W 1-0)1.010002017-110.00
Bobby Parnell1.000001014-80.00


IBB_off R.Webb (I.Davis).
T_2:59. A_28474.
Umpires_Home,Jim Joyce; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, Cory Blaser.
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