Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Marlins Get By Mets

     The Miami Marlins edged the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Ichiro Suzuki passed Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds for 33rd place all-time in base hits when he singled in the seventh inning during a pinch-hit situation.
      New York(2-5) was only able to score against Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez and that happened in the first inning. Curtis Granderson led off with a double to right field and David Wright followed with a walk. After Yoenis Cespedes struck out, Lucas Duda singled on a line drive to right-center field for Granderson to score for a Mets 1-0 lead. Fernandez pitched five innings, allowed one run on three hits and struck out five batters.
     Miami(3-3) tied the contest with a late rally in the top of the fourth against Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Giancarlo Stanton got on base with a fielders choice to make it two out and he advanced to second on a base hit to left field by Justin Boar. Derek Dietrich knocked in Stanton with a base hit into right field. Syndergaard completed seven innings as he struck out 12 and gave up one run on seven hits.
     The Marlins took their only lead of the game in the eighth inning. Jim Henderson was on the mound and faced Dee Gordon to begin the frame. Gordon prolonged a 16-pitch at-bat when he finally put the ball in play on a base hit into shallow left field. He stole his second base of the year then Marcell Ozuna popped out to second. Christian Yelich and Stanton walked to load the bases then the Mets brought in Jerry Blevins to relieve for Henderson. Pnich-hitter Martin Prado was able to drive Gordon in on a sacrifice fly to center field for the winning run.

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