The Mets came from behind for the second night in a row to take game two of this four-game set from the Marlins. Bartolo Colon earned his third win of the year, as he pitched seven strong innings and allowed his only run on a first inning homer to Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton has now homered in five straight games versus the Mets dating back to last year, but this one proved irrelevant. Colon worked his way out of trouble every time he encountered it, due in no small part to several unsurprisingly awesome catches by the indomitable Juan Lagares.
David Phelps held the Mets hitless and scoreless for the first four innings, but he fell apart in the fifth as Colon collected his second (!) RBI of the year to tie the game. The following inning, the Mets took the lead on a Michael Cuddyer single, and never let it go. They tacked on another run a few batters later, and another in the eighth on a Daniel Murphy double.
In other glorious news, Danny Muno recorded a hit and a stolen base in his big league debut, Jeurys Familia earned the save, and, fittingly, Juan Lagares received his 2014 Gold Glove Award before the game.
As a wise man once said: Today was a good day.
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