Sunday, April 27, 2014

Recap: Game 24 - Marlins (7) at Mets (6) - The Night that could've been, Mets Drop Heartbreaker in 10


FINAL 10TH
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Miami
(11-13)
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New York
(13-11)
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W: M. Dunn (2-3) L: K. Farnsworth (0-1) S: S. Cishek (5)
HR: MIA - G. Stanton (7),J. Saltalamacchia (4)   NYM - B. Abreu (1)


Recap:

Jarrod Saltalamacchia slugged a tiebreaking home run in the top of the 10th inning to send the Miami Marlins to a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set Saturday at Citi Field.

Kyle Farnsworth (0-1) replaced Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound to start the 10th and was greeted by Saltalamacchia, who drove a 2-2 fastball over the wall in left-center field to break the 6-6 stalemate.

Steve Cishek bounced back from Friday's blown save by spinning a scoreless bottom of the 10th to secure his fifth save of the season. Cishek had converted a club-record 33 straight save opportunities prior to blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning Friday.

Mike Dunn (2-3) struck out four over two perfect innings of relief work to pick up the victory.

Giancarlo Stanton smacked a two-run homer to spark Miami's five-run sixth inning, while Casey McGehee collected three hits and scored two runs to help the Marlins snap a two-game skid.

Bobby Abreu belted a two-run blast and Lucas Duda added a two-run single for the Mets, who had won three straight games.

New York starter Jenrry Mejia held Miami to just one run over the first five frames before running into trouble in the sixth with his team ahead 5-1.

Marcell Ozuna opened the inning with a double and Stanton followed with a drive over the wall in right-center field to bring the Marlins within 5-3.

McGehee then singled and Saltalamacchia walked before Garrett Jones lined out and Mejia induced a fielder's choice groundout from Derek Dietrich that left runners on the corners with two away.

Mejia was unable to wiggle out of the jam, however, as Adeiny Hechavarria stroked a single to center to score McGehee.

After Carlos Torres took over for Mejia, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson ripped a double into the right-field corner to plate both runners for a 6-5 lead.

New York evened things in the home half after Travis d'Arnaud kept the inning alive with a two-out walk. A passed ball by Saltalamacchia allowed d'Arnaud to move to second before Omar Quintanilla slapped a grounder to the hole at shortstop.

Hechavarria made a nice backhand stab on the play, but his throw to first sailed and d'Arnaud raced home to tie the game at 6-6.

The Marlins nearly broke the deadlock in the ninth when they put men on second and third with two away, but Matsuzaka caught McGehee staring at strike three to end the inning.

Early on, the Mets pushed three runs across in the first against Miami starter Kevin Slowey. Eric Young Jr. slapped a leadoff single and then stole second with David Wright at the dish. Saltalamacchia misfired on his throw to second, allowing Young to race to third.

After Wright plated Young with a sacrifice fly, Daniel Murphy ripped a single to center and Abreu followed with his first big league home run since Sept. 28, 2012 to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.

Dietrich's RBI single in the second got Miami on the board, but the Mets pushed two more runs across in the third to increase their cushion.

With two runners aboard and two away in the frame, Duda drilled a single back up the middle to score Curtis Granderson and Murphy, who both walked earlier in the inning.

Game Notes

Abreu's last homer in the MLB came as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies ... Stanton has 29 RBI, moving him within one of Moises Alou's club record for RBI in the first month of a season. Alou had 30 in 1997 ... The Marlins improved to 2-9 on the road this season ... Slowey allowed five runs on five hits and two walks over four frames ... Mejia was charged for six runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings ... Eric Young recorded his 12th stolen base of the season and has reached base in 20 straight games.

Box Score:

MiamiABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Christian Yelich LF400000000.301
Marcell Ozuna CF311010021.307
Giancarlo Stanton RF511200101.278
Casey McGehee 3B523000001.300
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C411100112.250
Garrett Jones 1B501000001.233
Derek Dietrich 2B411100001.286
  Mike Dunn P000000000.000
  Jeff Baker PH100000000.081
  Steve Cishek P000000000.000
Adeiny Hechavarria SS511100002.278
Kevin Slowey P100000001.000
  Greg Dobbs PH100000000.077
  Brad Hand P000000000.000
  Reed Johnson PH101210000.263
  Dan Jennings P000000000.000
  Donovan Solano 2B000000010.238
Totals397107202410
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF411000001.226
  Daisuke Matsuzaka P000000000.000
  Anthony Recker PH100000001.217
  Kyle Farnsworth P000000000.000
Curtis Granderson CF410000011.134
David Wright 3B300100012.276
Daniel Murphy 2B421000012.287
Bobby Abreu RF511200100.200
Lucas Duda 1B401200002.254
Travis d`Arnaud C311010010.219
Omar Quintanilla SS301000000.286
  Ruben Tejada PH-SS100000001.197
Jenrry Mejia P200000001.000
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000000.125
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Chris Young LF000000000.182
Totals35665101411


E_J.Saltalamacchia, A.Hechavarria. LOB_Miami 7, NY Mets 5. 2B_M.Ozuna, R.Johnson, T.d'Arnaud. HR_G.Stanton (7) off J.Mejia, J.Saltalamacchia (4) off K.Farnsworth, B.Abreu (1) off K.Slowey. SF_D.Wright. S_C.Yelich. SB_E.Young (12).

MiamiIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Kevin Slowey4.055524166-415.48
Brad Hand1.000001015-105.84
Dan Jennings (B 1)2.011011032-141.74
Mike Dunn (W 2-3)2.000004034-226.75
Steve Cishek (S 5)1.000011015-82.08
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jenrry Mejia5.286616186-603.49
Carlos Torres (B 1)0.11000004-21.29
Jeurys Familia1.000011014-84.66
Scott Rice0.20000005-46.00
Daisuke Matsuzaka1.100022026-131.35
Kyle Farnsworth (L 0-1)1.011101116-112.38


PB_J.Saltalamacchia.
HBP_by M.Dunn (C.Young). 
T_3:35. A_21492.
Umpires_Home,Seth Buckminster; First, Mike Muchlinski; Second, Mike Winters; Third, Andy Fletcher.
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