The Mets found a new way to lose in Miami this evening. Daisuke Matsuzaka narrowly escaped trouble a couple of times but managed to give up just one run in five-and-one-third innings. That run came in the first, and the Marlins scored twice more in the seventh, thanks in large part to poor defense by the Mets, to take a 3-0 lead.
At the plate, the Mets were lifeless through seven innings. They scored twice in the eighth, but on the play that plated the second run—a hard-hit single by Eric Campbell to left field—David Wright was thrown out by a wide margin at home plate. That effectively ended the Mets’ threat, but Ozuna struck again in the top of the ninth. After a leadoff double by Kirk Nieuwenhuis and a sacrifice bunt by Ruben Tejada, Chris Young hit what appeared to be a game-tying sacrifice fly, but Ozuna threw out Nieuwenhuis at the plate to end the game.
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