The Mets, despite going 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, beat the Marlins 4-3 tonight in Miami.
Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler held the Mets in check for most of the game. His one miscue came in the top of the fourth, when Kirk Nieuwenhuis's rocket of a two-run homer put the Mets on top 2-1.
Jacob deGrom made it through six innings and threw an ungainly 114 pitches, with the vast majority of them coming in his first three frames. In the third, he allowed his only run on a bizarre infield hit off the bat of Casey McGehee. Other than that, deGrom made it out unscathed, striking out six and walking two. Though far from his most efficient performance, the young righty showed some nice maturity and seemed to get stronger as the game went on.
In other news, Dario Alvarez made his major league debut and allowed the tying run to score in the home half of the seventh. Thankfully, the Mets added two more runs to their tally in the eighth against Bryan Morris on a Travis d'Arnaud double and a Dilson Herrera fielder's choice.
Though Giancarlo Stanton homered in the bottom half of the eighth inning against Carlos Torres to cut the Mets' lead to one, he didn't allow any other Marlins to cross the plate, and Jenrry Meija earned the save by pitching a scoreless ninth.
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