The Mets overcame a 6-0 deficit and stormed back for a memorable Independence Day victory, 8-6. New York showed great patience and poise at the plate and executed situational hitting. The big hit came off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes (3-for-5), who lined a two-run double off Fernando Rodney in the eighth to create the final margin.
Starter Matt Harvey got lit up for 11 hits and six runs (five earned) in just 3.2 innings. However, the bullpen relay team of Erik Goeddel, Logan Verrett, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, and Jeurys Familia held the Marlins scoreless the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, Travis d'Arnaud (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) got the Mets going with a solo homer in the fourth, and Curtis Granderson hit one of his own in the fifth. The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth, and despite none of the next hitters getting the ball out of the infield, they were able to push across two runs to close to within 6-4. In the seventh, quality at-bats produced an RBI ground out by James Loney and a Wilmer Flores sacrifice fly to tie the game. That set the table for Cespedes in the eighth. Facing a reliever who had only allowed a single run over 30 appearances in Rodney, Cespedes shortened his swing with two strikes and went to right field, finding the gap on his go-ahead hit to cap an impressive comeback.
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