The Mets completed their three-game sweep of the Marlins this afternoon at Citi Field, where they fought back from a 5-run deficit to win 7-6. They continue their success at home, and improve their record at Citi Field to 22-9.
Hisanori Takahashi looked good through the first three innings, until his second time through the Marlins lineup. He then gave up a solo home run to Dan Uggla, his 13th of the season, in the 4th inning. The Marlins rallied in the 6th inning, when Takahashi gave up an RBI single to Jorge Cantu and then Cody Ross connected for his 5th home run of the season, a three-run blast that gave the Marlins a 5-0 lead. Takahashi left the game after giving up 5 runs with 6 hits, 2 walks and five strikeouts.
The Mets began the comeback in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs on five hits, two of which came on a two-out single by Angel Pagan after Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco was lifted after only 82 pitches for Tim Wood.
Ryota Igarashi gave up another run in the top of the 7th inning on a sacrifice fly by Ronny Paulino, to give the Marlins a 6-3 lead. Once again, the Mets rallied and put two runners on base for Jeff Francoeur in the bottom of the inning, and he crushed a 1-2 pitch to left-center for a three-run game-tying homer. A double-play grounder by Ike Davis in the 8th inning plated the go-ahead run, giving the Mets a 7-6 lead.
It took Francisco Rodriguez 20 pitches through four batters to earn his 12th save of the season.
Jeff Francoeur’s three run game-tying blast in the bottom of the 7th inning.
Naturally, the game ball goes to Jeff Francoeur, who has been on fire lately, and continues his hot hitting today.
The Mets have a day off tomorrow, and then hope to continue their home dominance against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, with Mike Pelfrey going up against Clayton Richard.