The Mets defeated the Marlins in one of the fastest, most improbable games in Major League Baseball in a while. Dillon Gee and Jarred Cosart retired opposing hitters quickly throughout their starts, but Gee buckled first when he gave up one run in the bottom of the eighth inning. With runners on the corners and two out, Carlos Torres came in and got Giancarlo Stanton to pop up on one pitch.
That set the stage for the top of the ninth inning. Juan Lagares doubled—thanks in part to a very bad read on his fly ball by Marcell Ozuna in center field. Lucas Duda walked, Michael Cuddyer popped up, and Daniel Murphy hit a three-run shot to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. That was it for the scoring, but with Jeurys Familia in for the bottom of the ninth, it was plenty. Oh, and Daniel Murphy made an incredible play in the field to record one of the last three outs of the game. Really.
Love the Mets.
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