After jumping out to an early one-run lead, the Mets fell behind by two runs by the end of the second inning. Dillon Gee worked with plenty of runners on base, in part because of some shoddy defensive work behind him, but somehow managed to not let too many of them score.
Jose Reyes and Justin Turner each singled to begin the game, and Carlos Beltran followed up with a sacrifice fly to plate Reyes. Unfortunately, that was the only run the Mets would score in the first.
The Marlins answered quickly with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Emilio Bonifacio singled and stole second, advanced to third on Omar Infante's single, and one out later scored on a ground out by Hanley Ramirez.
In the second inning, the Fish took the lead, beginning with a laser off the bat off Mike Stanton. As annoying as it is to watch him do it for a division rival, Stanton's home runs are just incredible to watch. They added their second run of the inning on a single by Bonifacio.
Gee stayed in the game for five inning but was removed for a pinch hitter in the sixth, which was the inning that the Mets cut Florida's lead to one on a Jason Bay single that scored David Wright. In the seventh inning, it was Wright who hit a two-run home run well over the left field fence two change the Mets' deficit to a lead.
Manny Acosta had thrown two excellent innings across the sixth and seventh, but Bobby Parnell's eighth inning cost the Mets the game. He surrendered a leadoff home run to Logan Morrison to tie the game and later gave up a two-out, pinch-hit double to John Buck that put the Marlins ahead.
The slim lead was all the Marlins needed, as Leo Nunez retired the Mets in order in the ninth inning.
Big winners: David Wright, +49.3% WPA, Manny Acosta, +15.6% WPA
Big losers: Bobby Parnell, -48.9% WPA, Josh Thole, -16.5% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: David Wright two-run bomb in the seventh, +39.6% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Logan Morrison solo home run in the eighth, -30.2% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -48.9% WPA
Total batter WPA: -1.1% WPA
GWRBI!: John Buck
Nice job by Shevshevy; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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