Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Recap: Game 25 - Mets (1) at Marlins (2) - Hefner loses heartbreaker


Final123456789RHE
N.Y. Mets (10-15)000010000140
Miami (8-19)«000000002250

W: R. Webb (1-1) L: J. Hefner (0-3)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - None

Recap:
Juan Pierre scored the game-winning run on Brandon Lyon's ninth-inning, bases-loaded wild pitch, as the Miami Marlins again rallied for a 2-1 victory over the slumping New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set at Marlins Park.

Chris Coghlan and Juan Pierre reached safely to put runners on the corners to open up the ninth, Donovan Solano poked an RBI single to right to tie the game. Lyon, who was dealt with a blown save, then replaced starter Jeremy Hefner and was forced to intentionally walk Placido Polanco. His breaking ball attempt in the dirt, though, scooted past Anthony Recker to easily score Pierre for the game-winner.

The N.L. East rivals met less than 24 hours following Monday's 15-inning, 5- hour, 31-minute marathon which the Marlins won, 4-3. Tuesday's game, however, lasted just 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Miami, which has won three straight, saw starter Kevin Slowey last eight innings and allow a run on eight hits. Ryan Webb (1-1) picked up the win with a perfect ninth.

Recker's sacrifice fly in the fifth proved to be the only offense for the Mets, who extended their season-high losing streak to six games and once again let a late lead slip away versus the Marlins. Hefner (0-3) tossed eight-plus innings and was tabbed for two runs on four hits, though he did strikeout eight in defeat.

In similar fashion to Monday's game-tying ninth-inning rally, Miami broke out the bats when it mattered most. Coghlan led off the frame with a pinch-hit single and quickly advanced to second on Hefner's wild pitch.

The Mets looked to catch a break as the next batter, Pierre, dropped a bunt down in front of home plate and Recker attempted to throw Coghlan out at third. David Wright applied the tag as Coghlan appeared to overslide the base, but was ruled safe to keep runners on the corners with no outs.

New York's only offense came in the fifth. Daniel Murphy smacked a leadoff double and Ike Davis followed with a deep fly to center which moved Murphy to third. Recker then made it 1-0 with a sac fly to left.

Game Notes

Hefner's last victory came versus Miami on October 3, 2012 ... The Mets have lost in all of his six starts this season ... Slowey is still searching for his first win since September 18, 2010, while with Minnesota ... Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was sent to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained hamstring he suffered in Monday's win ... It's the Marlins' first three-game winning streak since July 4-6 of last season ... The Mets have scored 11 total runs during the losing skid.

Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Mike Baxter RF400000000.200
Ruben Tejada SS400000001.247
David Wright 3B400000001.291
Lucas Duda LF302010001.264
Daniel Murphy 2B311010000.290
Ike Davis 1B301000000.165
Anthony Recker C200100002.083
Juan Lagares CF300000001.083
Jeremy Hefner P300000002.000
  Brandon Lyon P000000000.000
Totals2914120008
MiamiABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Juan Pierre LF410000000.208
Donovan Solano 2B402100000.263
Placido Polanco 3B300000010.255
Greg Dobbs 1B301000001.244
Justin Ruggiano CF300000002.230
Marcell Ozuna RF301000001.333
Miguel Olivo C300000002.176
Nick Green SS200000000.292
Kevin Slowey P200000002.000
  Ryan Webb P000000000.000
  Chris Coghlan PH111000000.180
Totals2825100018


LOB_NY Mets 2, Miami 4. 2B_L.Duda, D.Murphy. SF_A.Recker. GIDP_D.Murphy, P.Polanco, J.Ruggiano. DP_NY Mets 2 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and I.Davis), (D.Wright, D.Murphy and I.Davis); Miami 1 (D.Solano, N.Green and G.Dobbs).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jeremy Hefner (L 0-3)8.0422080107-704.34
Brandon Lyon (B 1)0.010010011-34.35
MiamiIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Kevin Slowey8.0411080106-732.15
Ryan Webb (W 1-1)1.000000017-82.35


J.Hefner pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. B.Lyon pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

PB_A.Recker.
IBB_off B.Lyon (P.Polanco).
HBP_by J.Hefner (N.Green).
WP_B.Lyon.
T_2:25. A_15018.
Umpires_Home,Jerry Meals; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, Jordan Baker; Third, Tim McClelland.
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