Monday, April 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 6 - Marlins (3) at Mets (4) - Byrd-man wins it in the ninth


Final123456789RHE
Miami (1-5)0012000003130
N.Y. Mets (4-2)«000011002460
W: S. Rice (1-0) L: S. Cishek (0-1)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - D. Murphy (2)

Recap:
Marlon Byrd's two-run single in the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Marlins in a rubber match on Sunday.

Steve Cishek (0-1) was on the mound in the ninth and got the first out, but then nicked Ruben Tejada with a pitch. Kirk Nieuwenhuis then dropped a single into left field that saw Tejada move to third and Nieuwenhuis take second on Juan Pierre's throw to third.

With the infield in, Byrd ripped a pitch down the third base line and past a diving Chris Valaika, scoring both runners for the victory.

"It feels nice to come through," Byrd said.

Byrd made a winner of Scott Rice (1-0), who got his first career win after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Aaron Laffey gave up three runs on 10 hits with a walk and five strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings for the Mets, who took the final two of this series after dropping the opener. Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run and Anthony Recker added an RBI.

Jose Fernandez, who won't turn 21 until July 31, became the youngest Marlin to ever start a game. He gave up just one run on three hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over five innings, and was in line for the win until the ninth inning collapse.

"It looked like he had been there before," Pierre said of the rookie. "

Donovan Solano went 3-for-5 with an RBI while Justin Ruggiano and Valaika each added two hits and an RBI for the Marlins, who came into this season having been swept by Washington.

Miami left men in scoring position in the first and second innings, but got on the board in the third after Ruggiano's double scored Greg Dobbs, who reached the previous at-bat with a single.

In the fourth, the Marlins added to their lead as Adeiny Hechavarria walked and scored when Valaika followed with a double. Solano later doubled home Valaika for a 3-0 lead.

After being set down in order through the first three innings, New York left two men on in the fourth before getting on the scoreboard in the fifth.

With one out, Tejada singled and Recker chased him home with a double to make it a 3-1 contest.

Murphy's leadoff home run in the sixth made it a one-run game.

Game Notes

Miami has its home opener on Monday when it starts a three-game set against Atlanta ... The Mets play their first road game of the season on Monday when they begin a three-game series against Philadelphia ... Miami batted just 2- for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.

Box Score:

MiamiABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Juan Pierre LF501000001.250
Donovan Solano 2B503110000.333
Giancarlo Stanton RF400000013.182
Greg Dobbs 1B312000010.353
Justin Ruggiano CF402110011.286
Rob Brantly C501010000.313
Adeiny Hechavarria SS312000010.300
Chris Valaika 3B412110002.500
Jose Fernandez P200000002.000
  A.J. Ramos P000000000.000
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Chris Coghlan PH100000001.000
  Mike Dunn P000000000.000
  Steve Cishek P000000000.000
Totals363133400410
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Collin Cowgill CF400000001.176
Daniel Murphy 2B412100100.273
David Wright 3B200000021.300
Ike Davis 1B300000012.136
Mike Baxter RF200000001.250
  Greg Burke P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000001.250
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
  John Buck PH-C100000001.400
Lucas Duda LF400000002.176
Ruben Tejada SS221000010.211
Anthony Recker C301110002.333
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH111000000.286
Aaron Laffey P100000000.000
  Marlon Byrd RF301200002.278
Totals31464101413


LOB_Miami 12, NY Mets 7. 2B_D.Solano, J.Ruggiano, R.Brantly, C.Valaika, A.Recker. HR_D.Murphy (2) off A.Ramos. S_J.Fernandez. SB_R.Tejada (1). GIDP_D.Solano, G.Dobbs. DP_NY Mets 2 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada and I.Davis 2).

MiamiIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jose Fernandez5.031118080-531.80
A.J. Ramos (H 2)1.011111122-126.00
Jon Rauch (H 1)1.000012020-113.86
Mike Dunn (H 2)1.000012016-95.40
Steve Cishek (L 0-1;B 1)0.122200020-1115.43
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Aaron Laffey4.1103315090-626.23
Greg Burke1.210003025-166.75
Josh Edgin0.110010013-60.00
Scott Atchison0.200001010-52.70
LaTroy Hawkins1.010001012-86.75
Scott Rice (W 1-0)1.000020020-92.70


HBP_by S.Cishek (R.Tejada), by A.Laffey (G.Dobbs).
BK_S.Rice.
T_3:38. A_29780.
Umpires_Home,Jim Wolf; First, Ed Hickox; Second, Cory Blaser; Third, Jim Joyce.


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