Showing posts with label Marlins at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marlins at Mets. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Games 6/7 - Marlins at Mets (SS) / Mets (SS) at Nats

Here are the lineups for the Mets' split-squad games Wednesday.

Home, 1:10 p.m., SNY:

  1. Rafael Furcal, 2b
  2. Jake Marisnick, lf
  3. Marcell Ozuna, cf
  4. Garrett Jones, 1b
  5. Jeff Baker, dh
  6. Casey McGehee, 3b
  7. Reed Johnson, rf
  8. Donovan Solano, ss
  9. Jeff Mathis, c
Jose Fernandez, rhp

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Chris Young, dh
  3. Curtis Granderson, rf
  4. Josh Satin, 3b
  5. Matt Clark, 1b
  6. Anthony Recker, c
  7. Matt den Dekker, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Daniel Muno, 2b
Dillon Gee, rhp

At Viera, 1:05 p.m., WOR 710 AM:

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  3. Andrew Brown, lf
  4. Brandon Allen, dh
  5. Wilmer Flores, 2b
  6. Eric Campbell, 1b
  7. Zach Lutz, 3b
  8. Taylor Teagarden, c
  9. Anthony Seratelli, ss
Jenrry Mejia, rhp

  1. Denard Span, cf
  2. Ian Desmond, ss
  3. Jayson Werth, rf
  4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3b
  5. Bryce Harper, lf
  6. Wilson Ramos, dh
  7. Adam LaRoche, 1b
  8. Zach Walters, 2b
  9. Jhonatan Solano, c
Gio Gonzalez, lhp

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Recap: Marlins (9) at Mets (1) - Lannon Pitches 2 shutout innings, Duda hits Bomb in loss



New York

W: A. Caminero (1-0) L: J. Church (0-1)
HR: MIA - A. Barnes (1)   NYM - L. Duda (1)


Reed Johnson hit a two-run single to highlight a five-run sixth inning as the Miami Marlins' split-squad team beat the New York Mets 9-1 Saturday.

Lucas Duda hit a towering homer to right-center field for the Mets' lone run in the fourth.

Duda is competing with Ike Davis to be New York's first baseman. Davis hit a home run against Washington on Friday.

Marlins starter Kevin Slowey and Mets starter John Lannan, both non-roster invitees competing to be fifth starters, each pitched two scoreless innings. Slowey allowed one hit and struck out four. Lannan allowed one hit and struck out three.

The Mets committed three errors, one by Duda. Mets reliever John Church threw three wild pitches in an inning.

Box Score:

Today's Spring Training Starting Lineups - Game 2 - Marlins at Mets

Today's Spring Training Starting Lineups - Game 2 - Marlins at Mets

Here are the lineups as the Mets host the Miami Marlins at 1:10 p.m on (WPIX 11).

  1. Jake Marisnick, cf
  2. Christian Yelich, lf
  3. Jeff Baker, 1b
  4. Casey McGehee, 3b
  5. Derek Dietrich, 2b
  6. Reed Johnson, rf
  7. Rob Brantly, c
  8. Ed Lucas, ss
  9. Austin Barnes, dh
Pitching - Kevin Slowey, rhp

  1. Chris Young, cf
  2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  3. Andrew Brown, dh
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Zach Lutz, 3b
  6. Taylor Teagarden, c
  7. Matt den Dekker, lf
  8. Anthony Seratelli, 2b
  9. Omar Quintanilla, ss
Pitching - John Lannan, lhp

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 149 - Marlins (0) at Mets (1) - d'Arnaud's walk off single wins it in 12th

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N.Y. Mets (67-82)«0000000001172

W: V. Black (1-0) L: Z. Phillips (0-1)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - None


The slumping Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI single with two outs 12th inning and Black earned his first career win in New York's 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

With several rookies' families in town, d'Arnaud gave the game ball right to his mom. Black was given the lineup card, and it was sitting in his locker. He said it will be going home to Texas with his parents.

Dillon Gee and Tom Koehler took a pitchers' duel into the eighth inning before the Marlins and Mets each used five relievers to finish off the fifth extra-inning matchup this season between the NL East's worst teams.

D'Arnaud came through in a game of many missed opportunities and after the two previous batters grounded into forceouts at the plate. New York had loaded the bases with no outs against Zach Phillip (0-1), making his third appearance for the Marlins.

Miami wasted chances early, going 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position in the first nine innings. Eric Young Jr. was the only Mets player to reach second base -- a two-out double in the sixth -- until they put a runner on third in the 11th. But Young was struck out by Chad Qualls to end the threat.

The Marlins have lost eight of 10.

Tom Koehler allowed three hits in a career best-matching eight innings. He struck out five without walking a batter -- he had gone six straight starts giving up at least two walks.

Dillon Gee has been stingy when he has allowed runners on base. Batters were just 3 of 28 with runners in scoring position coming and the Marlins were worse: hitless in seven at-bats against the right-hander.

Gee gave up six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out eight, including four in a row between the second and third.

Game Notes

Koehler is winless in eight straight starts ... The Mets were 0-for-5 with RISP before d'Arnaud's hit ... Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 for New York.

Box Score:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 149

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins Game 149:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, rf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Matt den Dekker, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 149 - Marlins at Mets - Koehler vs Gee

Miami Marlins (55-93) at New York Mets (66-82) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Koehler (R) 20 3-10 4.805.12-54.839/10ATLL5.0840-214.17.53
D. Gee (R) 29 11-10 3.616.04-52.769/10WSHL6.1942-121.03.00


The Marlins (55-93) have never lost to the New York Mets when the New York native Tom Koehler has been on the mound, heading into the finale of this four-game set at Citi Field.

Koehler (3-10, 4.80 ERA) is 0-4 with a 5.89 ERA in seven starts since pitching six innings Aug. 1 to earn a 3-0 home victory over the Mets. He also was winless in his first seven 2013 starts.

His other start this year against New York (66-82) was an 8-4, 10-inning road victory June 9 in which he gave up four runs in seven innings. Koehler, who was born in the Bronx and pitched in college at nearby Stony Brook, had about 100 family members and friends at Citi Field.

Juan Lagares is 3 for 6 and Daniel Murphy 3 for 8 versus Koehler, whose 7.32 road ERA since Aug. 7 is one of baseball's worst marks.

New York will start right-hander Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.61), who owns a 2.56 ERA in 19 starts since May 30 -- actually lower than injured teammate Matt Harvey's 2.60 mark in 15 outings in that span.

Gee has faced the Marlins once this year, giving up four runs in five innings to get credit for a 7-6 road win May 1.

These teams have each scored seven runs in this series, with the Mets winning two of the first three.

Happy Recap: Game 148 (GM2) - Marlins (1) at Mets (3) - Duda, Murphy Go Long, Dice-K Pitches Well


Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits over seven innings and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split.

Matsuzaka (1-3) plunked Placido Polanco twice in the nightcap, but other than that the Japanese right-hander was in complete control en route to his first major league win in more than a year.

Pitching one day after his 33rd birthday, Matsuzaka suddenly was a model of efficiency. Working much quicker than before, he threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of 26 batters and needed only 73 pitches to get through six innings.

The only hits Matsuzaka gave up were Justin Ruggiano's 17th homer in the fourth and Adeiny Hechavarria's two-out single in the seventh. After a visit from pitching coach Dan Warthen, Matsuzaka threw a called third strike past Rob Brantly with runners at the corners.

When the Marlins opened the eighth with a pinch hitter, Matsuzaka walked off to a warm ovation and tipped his cap to the few fans remaining. It was his first big league win since Aug. 27, 2012, with Boston against Kansas City. He entered 1-10 in his past 16 major league starts.

Pedro Feliciano and Vic Black combined on a one-hit eighth. LaTroy Hawkins got three outs for his 10th save.

Murphy and Duda homered to start the third against Jacob Turner (3-7), who fell to 0-6 in his last 11 starts. Duda also hit a three-run shot Friday night that put the Mets ahead to stay.

Murphy singled in the first and stole second before Wilmer Flores snapped a 1-for-26 slide with an RBI single.

Game Notes

The Marlins lead the season series 11-7 ... Miami went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and stranded six, while New York went 1-for-6 with RISP and left seven men on.

Box Score:

Recap: Game 147 (GM1) - Marlins (3) at Mets (0) - Mets shut out in opener

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W: H. Alvarez (4-4) L: C. Torres (3-5) S: S. Cishek (30)
HR: MIA - D. Solano (3)   NYM - None


The Marlins' 2B Donovan Solano got some payback after he was hit by two pitches, launching a home run and making two terrific defensive plays that sent Henderson Alvarez and the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets 3-0 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday.

Logan Morrison drove in two runs, one on a line drive off Frank Francisco's right hand that knocked the oft-injured reliever out of the game. Alvarez (4-4) pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his second win against the Mets this year.

New York dropped to 3-10 in September and 6-11 this season against the Marlins, who have the NL's worst record at 55-92. The defeat ensured the Mets' fifth straight losing season since Citi Field opened.

Alvarez, who beat New York 3-2 on July 31, struck out five and walked none to help the Marlins win for the 12th time in 40 games.

Chad Qualls worked a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek struck out three for his 30th save in 32 attempts. He has converted 25 in a row.

Carlos Torres (3-5) hit Solano with pitches in his first two plate appearances, the first one near wrist and the next time on the left shoulder. Solano looked pretty irritated by the second one, but  his  catcher Travis d'Arnaud and plate umpire Tim Welke quickly stepped in front of him and there was no trouble.

Solano exacted the best sort of revenge with a leadoff homer against Torres in the sixth to make it 2-0. The second baseman also robbed Omar Quintanilla twice, making a diving play to thwart a fifth-inning rally and a sliding stop to save a run in the seventh.

The traditional doubleheader was scheduled to make up a June 7 rainout. With both teams fading at the bottom of the NL East, it promised to be a long day for both players and the hearty fans who showed up on a pleasant late afternoon.

Frank Francisco immediately left the game in obvious pain when he was struck by a line drive by Logan Morrison, he was sent for X-rays. The team said he had a bruised hand. The right-hander had been out all season following elbow surgery until he was activated last weekend.

Game Notes

Six games into this 11-game home-stand, the Mets have been out-homered, 16-2 ... Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a run scored ... Matt den Dekker had two New York's hits ... Miami was just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins (GM1) - Game 147

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins (GM1) - Game 147

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Mike Baxter, rf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Zach Lutz, 3b
  6. Matt den Dekker, cf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

The Mets have flipped starting pitchers, with Carlos Torres handling the 4:10 p.m. opener and Daisuke Matsuzaka getting the nightcap.

Preview: (DH) Games 147/148 - Marlins at Mets - G1 - Alvarez vs Dice-K - G2 - Turner vs Torres

Miami Marlins (54-92) at New York Mets (65-81) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Alvarez (R) 13 3-4 4.346.01-03.869/9ATLL4.0551-111.26.94
D. Matsuzaka (R) 4 0-3 8.005.20-28.689/8@CLEND5.2310-213.07.62

Miami Marlins (54-92) at New York Mets (65-81) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Turner (R) 18 3-6 3.435.10-43.389/8WSHL4.0950-215.15.87
C. Torres (R) 6 3-4 3.535.03-12.439/9WSHL4.0561-217.25.09


The Mets and Marlins will open a double-header today at 4PM. The four pitchers scheduled to take the mound for Saturday's doubleheader have combined to win nine games this season.

Last in the NL East and 33 1/2 games out of first place, the Marlins will have a pair of young right-handers take the mound today.

Up first will be 23-year-old Henderson Alvarez, who is 3-4 with a 4.34 earned run average in 13 starts this season. He is coming off a loss to Atlanta on Monday, when he gave up five runs in the fourth inning to end his outing.

The right-hander has just one win in his last seven starts since beating the Mets on July 31 with a season-high 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Set to follow Alvarez will be 22-year-old Jacob Turner, the ninth overall pick of the 2009 draft by Detroit.

Happy Recap: Game 146 - Marlins (3) at Mets (4) - Duda, Brown Power Mets to Victory, Niese has Nice Outing

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W: J. Niese (7-7) L: B. Hand (0-1) S: L. Hawkins (9)
HR: MIA - G. Stanton (21),G. Stanton (22)   NYM - A. Brown (7),L. Duda (13)


Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and New York overcame two solo shots by Giancarlo Stanton, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night behind Jonathon Niese.

It was Duda's 13th home run in the majors this season -- the previous 11 were solo shots. He was recalled from the minors Aug. 24 and has been filling in at first base for injured Ike Davis, hoping to show the Mets he still belongs in their plans.

Andrew Brown also went deep for the Mets, outhomered 13-0 by Washington at Citi Field in a four-game sweep that ended Thursday.

Niese (7-7) struck out seven and walked none over 6 1/3 innings, improving to 4-1 in seven starts since returning from a shoulder injury last month. New York won for the third time in 12 September games and upped its mark to 6-10 this season against the Marlins, who have the NL's worst record at 54-92.

LaTroy Hawkins got three straight outs for his ninth save, ending a quick game that took 2 hours, 30 minutes. He struck out Stanton with a 92 mph fastball and retired Justin Ruggiano on a long fly to the warning track in right-center.

Game Notes

Turner (right hamstring) probably will be sidelined until at least the middle of next week. ... New York rookie Travis d'Arnaud got dinged when Lucas' backswing hit the catcher on top of his helmet in the second inning. Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez came out to check on d'Arnaud, who remained in the game. ... Mets RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka turned 33. Matsuzaka (0-3, 8.00 ERA) is slated to start against RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-4, 4.34) in the opener of Saturday's traditional doubleheader, scheduled to make up a June 7 rainout. Carlos Torres faces Miami RHP Jacob Turner in the nightcap.

Box Score:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 146

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 146:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Andrew Brown, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Zach Lutz, 3b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 146 - Marlins at Mets - Hand vs Niese

Miami Marlins (54-91) at New York Mets (64-81) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
B. Hand (L) 0 0-0 0.004.20-00.00---ND0.0000-05.20.00
J. Niese (L) 20 6-7 3.865.22-42.549/7@CLEL6.0951-120.23.05


The Battle of the bottom dwellers face off Friday Night as the Mets host the Miami Marlins. The Marlins (54-91) have lost five of six and need to finish 9-8 in order to avoid the second 100-loss season in the franchise's 20-year history.

Miami has been successful against New York, though, and it will look to send the Mets to their fifth straight loss Friday night.

Despite all the Marlins' struggles, they've had plenty of success against the Mets. They've won 10 of the 15 meetings while holding a 20-run scoring advantage over New York, which is coming off a four-game sweep following Thursday's 7-2 loss to Washington.

The Mets (64-81) were shut out twice while being outscored 25-5 in the series.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Recap: Game 58 - Marlins (8) at Mets (4) - Mets Blow it again to Marlins

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Miami (18-44)«01000201048171
N.Y. Mets (23-35)0130000000462

W: C. Qualls (1-0) L: B. Parnell (4-3)
HR: MIA - D. Dietrich (5),M. Olivo (4)   NYM - D. Murphy (5)


For the second consecutive day, Adeiny Hechavarria pushed the go-ahead run across in extras and the Miami Marlins went on to take an 8-4 victory in 10 innings against the New York Mets Sunday at Citi Field.

Hechavarria's RBI single in the 20th inning Saturday helped lift the Marlins to a 2-1 victory and end the longest game of the season. His heroics came a bit earlier Sunday in the finale of this rain-shortened two-game set, and got a little help on the play.

Bobby Parnell (4-3) allowed a pair of singles to start his second inning of work. Hechavarria came to the plate and ripped a grounder toward second, but Daniel Murphy took his eye off the ball while trying to turn a double play and the ball scooted into right field to allow the go-ahead run to score.

Greg Dobbs added a sacrifice fly and Miguel Olivo smashed a two-run homer to break open the contest. Derek Dietrich had two hits -- including a game-tying solo homer in the eighth -- and also scored twice.

Chad Qualls (1-0) picked up the win in Miami's fifth straight victory against New York and eighth in 11 contests this season. The Marlins have just 18 victories on the campaign.

Since sweeping a four-game set from the New York Yankees, the Mets have dropped six of seven -- including five to the league-worst Marlins.

"It's certainly pretty close," Mets manager Terry Collins said on whether this was the team's lowest point. "This is when you reach down and find out who belongs here and who doesn't."

David Wright had a two-run double and Murphy had a solo homer with two RBI to help build a 4-1 lead for New York, but the offense went 1-for-22 with seven strikeouts after the third inning.

Logan Morrison, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list prior to the contest, had two hits in his season-debut for Miami and scored the go-ahead run. It was his first game since July 28 of last season.

"He was a little shot of energy in the dugout, when after playing 20 innings, let's face it, you need it," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "We needed somebody to energize you and get you fired up. He did that. It was a big hit. It was good to see him out there."

Jonathon Niese went 6 2/3 frames for New York after having his previous start skipped over due to shoulder tendinitis. He was in control early but the Marlins got to the lefty by the sixth.

Ed Lucas and Deitrich each laced one-out singles and Marcell Ozuna followed with a double off the wall in right to bring both runners home and cut the Marlins' deficit to 4-3.

After tough innings in the second and third, Marlins starter Tom Koehler settled down to retire 14 of the last 15 batters he faced, and Deitrich took him off the hook by ripping a solo shot to right off Mets reliever Scott Rice.

Hechavarria knocked in the first run with a single in the second, but Murphy countered in the bottom half of the frame with a leadoff homer.

Koehler packed the bags in the third and Wright came through with a two-run double into center and the Mets took a 4-1 lead on Murphy's groundout.

Game Notes

After the game, the Mets optioned first baseman Ike Davis, outfielder Mike Baxter and relief pitcher Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas. Davis went 0- for-3 and is batting .163 on the season, while Baxter went 0-for-4 and Carson served up Olivo's homer in Sunday's setback ...Koehler went seven innings and was charged with all four runs on six hits ... The Mets were 2-for-27 with runners in scoring position during this two-game set, including a team-record 0-for-19 in Saturday's loss ... Rice had not allowed a home run in the his previous 33 appearances this season ... Koehler registered his first major league hit with a single in the seventh inning.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 58

Murphy batting 4th

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 58:

  1. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  2. Jordany Valdespin, rf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  5. Mike Baxter, lf
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 58 - Marlins at Mets - Koehler vs Niese

Miami Marlins (17-44) at New York Mets (23-34) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Koehler (R) 5 0-4 3.705.20-25.016/3@PHIL5.0740-219.04.74
J. Niese (L) 11 3-5 4.405.21-33.235/27NYYND7.0811-120.11.33


Bullpen use will be at a premium Sunday when the Miami Marlins and New York Mets close a rain-shortened two-game series.

Each team used eight pitchers in Miami's 2-1 victory in 20 innings on Saturday in the longest game at Citi Field. Kevin Slowey had eight strikeouts over seven shutout innings to get the win. Shaun Marcum, the final pitcher used by the Mets, lasted the final eight frames and had seven strikeouts while tossing 105 pitches. That was only 11 less than Slowey.

The winning run came home when Adeiny Hechavarria singled to center to score Placido Polanco.

Because of the extensive use of pitchers, the Marlins will try to get the most of Tom Koehler today and the Mets the same with Jonathon Niese.

Koehler is coming off a 7-2 loss to the Phillies on Monday when he allowed a season-high five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over five-plus innings. The right-hander, who turns 27 on June 29, has yet to post a win in 19 major league appearances, including six starts.

Since joining the rotation on May 12, Koehler is 0-4 with a 3.90 ERA in five starts. Monday was the first time he allowed more than three runs, as well as multiple home runs. He is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in four outings (1 start) against the Mets.

Niese has had plenty of rest since his last start. He was scratched in his previous turn in the rotation due to shoulder tendinitis. He has been strong over his last two starts, but doesn't have a win in that span. He didn't get a decision against the Yankees on May 27 despite allowing eight hits and a run over seven innings. The lefty suffered a 4-0 loss to Cincinnati six days earlier, even after giving up three runs -- none earned -- in six frames.

Recap: Game 57 - Marlins (2) at Mets (1) - Takes 20 innings to do it, but Mets again lose to Marlins

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W: K. Slowey (2-5) L: S. Marcum (0-7) S: S. Cishek (6)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - None


Sixteen scoreless frames went by until Adeiny Hechavarria plated the go-ahead run in the top of the 20th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets, 2-1, in the longest game ever played at Citi Field.

The contest needed 6 hours and 25 minutes to be decided, but Hechavarria gave the Marlins their first and last lead when he recorded his third hit of the day with a liner off Shaun Marcum (0-7). The single scored Placido Polanco.

Kevin Slowey (2-5) tossed seven innings out of the bullpen for Miami and struck out eight to earn the win. Steve Cishek assured the end of the contest by putting down the Mets 1-2-3 in the final frame in the longest game of the season in the majors. It was Cishek's sixth save of the season.

Miami ended a 10-game road losing streak while also picking up its seventh win in 10 games against the Mets this season.

For New York, perhaps the only thing worse than losing the marathon contest was that it saw young ace Matt Harvey leave the game with a back injury prior to the start of the eighth inning. He had tossed seven innings of one-run ball before exiting the contest.

The Mets had a runner reach at least second base eight different times from the start of the ninth inning and were an anemic 0-for-19 with runners in scoring position for the contest and left 22 men on base.

"You give our pitchers a lot of credit," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of the Mets' struggles in clutch situations. "We had to mix and match a little bit. Everybody did their job. It was a total team effort today."

Marcum retired 16 in a row but after crossing the 100-pitch mark in the 20th inning, he allowed a third straight single to allow the Marlins to push the go-ahead run across.

"He was unbelievable, he gave us everything he had," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Polanco didn't have his first hit until his eighth at-bat, then came around to score on what proved to be the winning run on Hechavarria's hit.

The contest tied for the longest in Marlins history, with the team also playing a 20-inning affair against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 27, 2003.

It was just the Marlins' fourth win in their last 16 games. All the victories in that span have come against the Mets, having swept them in Miami last weekend.

Marcum, still winless on the campaign, gave New York eight innings of relief and struck out seven while allowing five hits -- three of which came in the 20th.

It was the second time Marcum pitched out the bullpen this season, taking the loss in a 15-inning contest between the Mets and Marlins back on April 29.

Harvey and Jose Fernandez each toed the rubber for their respective teams that day as well. The last time that two starting pitchers matched up in multiple games that went at least 15 innings in a season was in 1884.

Fernandez lasted six innings for Miami and struck out seven. The only run the Mets produced all day came off him, with Juan Lagares recording an RBI double in the second inning.

Harvey gave that run back on a Chris Coghlan sac fly in the fourth, but retired the last six batters he faced before a back issue took him out of the game.

While warming up to start the eighth, Collins noticed some discomfort in Harvey. He came out to the mound with a trainer and decided to replace him with Brandon Lyon.

New York had many opportunities to win the contest, but could never manufacture the big hit. Their best chance came in the bottom of the 12th, when they had runners on the corners for Marlon Byrd.

Byrd lifted a fly into right field, but Marcell Ozuna rifled his throw to the plate well ahead of the tagging Daniel Murphy. Murphy barreled over catcher Rob Brantly, but couldn't shake the ball from his glove and the Marlins got out of the jam unscathed.

Game Notes

There were a combined 140 at-bats in the contest ... Friday's opener to this three-game set was wiped out by Tropical Storm Andrea, with the team's arranging to make up the postponed affair with a double-header on Sept. 14 ... New York selected the contract of pitcher David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the game, and he pitched a scoreless 12th. To make room for Aardsma, the Mets optioned pitcher Collin McHugh to Las Vegas and transferred pitcher Jeurys Familia to the 60-day disabled list.

Box Score:
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