Daisuke Matsuzaka had his good stuff going today. Even 10 strikeouts in six innings, however, was not enough to keep the Marlins' offense at bay. David Wright let a sharp Donovan Solano ground ball under his glove to give Miami its first run, and Christian Yelich rocked a solo home run to left-center field to put the Fish up 2-0 in the fifth. The Mets struck back in the bottom of the frame to tie the game on a Ruben Tejada suicide squeeze, but the score did not stay equal for long.
A pair of RBI doubles by Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna in the top of the sixth put Marlins starter Tom Koehler in position to win the game, but after the Stony Brook product was removed from the game in the seventh, Chris Young hammered a pinch-hit homer to left. With the score now tied at 4-4, it looked like we could be headed for another Marlins vs. Mets marathon.
Never mind that notion, though. After Miami reliever Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn combined to get the first two outs in the eighth, Travis d'Arnaud doubled, and another pinch hitter, Eric Campbell, singled in the go-ahead run. Jenrry Mejia came on to wrap up yet another Mets win with a perfect ninth.
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