Marlins Stun The Mets With 15th Inning Walk-Off Win
I feel bad for all you die-hards who stood up till 12:45 AM like I did to watch the Mets lose to the Marlins 4-3 in 15 innings.
I’m dead tired so this recap will be a quickie…
After the Mets took the lead in the top of the 15th on a Lucas Duda double followed by a passed ball and then a clutch Ruben Tejada RBI infield single after they intentionally walked Ike Davis, I thought this game was over. Wrong…
Shaun Marcum blew the save and took the loss in the bottom of the inning with Justin Ruggiano scoring the winning run on a sac fly to Lucas Duda.
The Marlins tied the game in the bottom of the ninth against Bobby Parnell who now has two saves and two blown saves. A botched play by Collin Cowgill in center field, allowed the Marlins to put runners on first and third, with the lead runner coming home on sac fly a batter later.
Matt Harvey tossed a career high 121 pitches to get through 5.1 innings allowing one run on seven hits, two walks and striking out seven,
The Mets were 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position and left 28 men on base. Lots of chances to break it open, but a total lack of execution by everyone except you know who….
John Buck‘s two-run bomb in the fourth inning was the highlight of the game for the Mets. He matches a franchise record with his ninth homer of April.
The Mets (10-14) have lost five straight and are now a season-worst four games under .500.
This was just an awful loss. The Mets will go back at it with the Marlins again with Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 5.12 ERA) opposing right-hander Kevin Slowey (0-2, 2.43) at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Hey on a positive note, we brought back our game chat sometime around the ninth inning and logged over 600 comments from 36 users in two hours. Not bad considering it came back without much fanfare.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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