For the first five innings of today's game, the Mets looked as if they would suffer an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the Marlins. Dillon Gee gave up three runs in the first, and Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc allowed only one run through five. The Mets offense erupted in the sixth, though, scoring four runs with two outs, the keynote being a three-run homer from pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin, who batted for Juan Lagares.
The offensive output helped make a winner out of Gee, who pitched very poorly yet again. The right-hander was lucky to give up only four runs in his five innings of work, allowing nine hits, two walks, and recording only one strikeout. Scott Atchison gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh, thanks in large part due to the turf and poor fielding by Lucas Duda. However, the rest of the bullpen held firm, with Bobby Parnell needing only seven pitches to retire the side in the ninth, and the Mets were able to leave Miami with their heads slightly above the ground.
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