Matt Harvey held the Marlins to just one run in seven innings, but he left with what Kevin Burkhardt reported was lower back tightness as he warmed up to pitch the eighth. Let's hope that's a minor injury and doesn't cause him to miss any time.
At the plate, the Mets scored just once, though, while Harvey was on the mound, on a Juan Lagares single in the second. Neither team scored again in nine innings, but Lagares had made an incredible throw from center field to retire Adeiny Hechavarria at home plate to end the top of the fifth inning.
Extra innings featured a torrent of managerial moves, which were frustrating more often than not. But the Mets' bullpen held the Marlins scoreless through twelve innings. Shaun Marcum and Kevin Slowey each pitched seven scoreless innings in relief, taking the game to the twentieth before Marcum allowed a lone run. The Mets, who drew nine walks and were twice hit by a pitch—that's eleven free bases—could not score a second run at any point. It was a brutal loss, the Mets' fourth straight in games against the Marlins.
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