Game Recap: Jackson Gives Mets 1-0 Extras Win to End Wright Night

The New York Mets (76-85) defeated the Miami Marlins (63-97) in a 13 inning thriller, with a walk-off single by Austin Jackson  at the score of 1-0.

It was an emotional day out in Flushing tonight as our captain David Wright started at third base for the first time since May 27, 2016 alongside his longtime partner Jose Reyes as he started at SS.

The longtime third baseman and shortstop are noted in franchise history for starting together for the 878th time which is the most by any pair in New York Mets history.

Also, Wright and Jose started together for the first time since September 28, 2011. Today was a special day for our captain and all of us Mets fan. Tonight’s game will be cherished forever.

Pitching

Steven Matz finished out strong in his final start of the year vs Miami. Matz pitched six quality innings, no earned runs, struck out eight, three hits, and walked one. His final pitching record of the year will finish at (5-11, 4.14 ERA).

Tyler Bashlor pitched in the seventh giving up only a one-out walk and no earned runs.

Drew Smith pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, to keep the score tied at 0-0.

Anthony Swarzak gave up only one base hit, but nothing resulted into an earned run in the top of the ninth.

Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless 18 pitch, 10th inning, only allowing one walk.

Jacob Rhame came in and pitched two dominant scoreless innings during the 11th and 12th.

The lefty Daniel Zamora came into pitch the 13th inning.Daniel Zamora gave up a leadoff hit by pitch to lefty Derek Dietrich, got Bryan Holaday to groundout to shortstop for the second out. Then got the final out of the inning striking out Yadiel Rivera

Offense

David Wright batted third in the lineup for the Amazin’s vs the Marlins. The captain had an RBI opportunity to drive in the first run of the game with his partner Jose Reyes standing at third base in the bottom of the first.

For the first time since 2016, Wright walked in his first at-bat of the game. He used a great eye of patience to work his seven-pitch walk.

Wright’ second plate appearance and final major league at-bat resulted in a pop-up to the first baseman Peter O’Brien in the fourth inning.

After Wright taking position at third base during the top of the 5th inning. Wright began to slowly depart from third base making his way to the dugout as he gets pulled out by manager Mickey Callaway. Wright got an emotional standing ovation from the 44,000 Mets fans in attendance in his final goodbye at Citi Field.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Michael Conforto started the inning off with a bloop single into center field off the lefty Jarlin Garcia. Jack Reinheimer walked, then Jackson got the job done hitting a walk-off single right up the center field gap to score Conforto to break the scoreless tie to win the ballgame 1-0.

The Mets offense left 14 runners on base and went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

On deck

Tomorrow Noah Syndergaard (12-4, 3.22 ERA) will take the mound in his final start of the year vs the Miami Marlins. The Mets will be looking to salvage the series win to end this season on a high note. The game will be scheduled for 3:10 p.m and will be televised on SNY.

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