This was an exciting ballgame between two division rivals battling for a Wild Card spot. Gary, Keith, and Ron decided to get closer to the excitement and broadcast outdoors in the promenade.
Of course this being Gary, Keith, and Ron, hijinks ensued.
The game started poorly for the Mets when errors were committed in both the first and second innings. In the second an error cost them when Ichiro Suzuki came home on a throwing error by Jose Reyes to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.
That lead didn’t last long when in the bottom of the second, Wilmer Flores sneaked a two-run home run to the right of the left field foul pole.
One inning later Wilmer was robbed of a hit by Marcell Ozuna who prevented a run from scoring with his incredible catch. He later had to leave the game with a wrist injury.
The Marlins, however, were not done flashing the leather. Ichiro made a leaping grab at the wall to rob Curtis Granderson of an extra-base hit in the fifth.
Not to be outdone, Jay Bruce made a nice sliding grab of his own in the sixth.
That catch came at a crucial time since the Marlins had just tied the game that inning when Christian Yelich hit a solo shot off Bartolo Colon to tie the game 2-2.
The game remained tied until the eighth when Kelly Johnson came up to bat with two outs and the bases loaded. Johnson untied the game when he cleared the bases with a double to right and euphoria ensued at Citi Field.
Jeurys Familia came in for a record-breaking save and had no issues filleting the fish in the ninth.
The Mets were not the only winners in Citi Field on Wednesday. The champions of the Little League World Series got to throw out the first pitch and meet some of the players.
All around it was a great day at the ballpark until Terry Collins revealed that Neil Walker will most likely get surgery on his back which would end his season.
The Mets both gained and lost as August came to an end, but with September starting they will need to find a way to have the pluses outweigh the minuses.