The Mets and Marlins played the last game of an emotional series on Wednesday.
Before the start of the game, the Marlins gathered around their fallen teammate one last time.
There was still a game to be played, and Bartolo being Bartolo added some levity to the situation.
Once the game started, the Marlins got on the board first when Martin Prado blasted a two-run home run off Seth Lugo in the first.
The Mets answered right back in the second, when James Loney belted his own two-run shot to tie up the game.
Curtis Granderson had a four-hit day, and one of those hits came in front of Jay Bruce in the fifth. For the second straight night Bruce smacked a two-run home run to right. This blast extended the Mets’ lead to 5-2, but kept it a save situation for Jeurys Familia.
Familia was vying for save number 50 and easily picked it up when he retired the Marlins in order.
Familia talked about this historic milestone afterwards.
Once the game ended, Terry Collins offered more hugs to the grief-stricken Marlins.
As for the Marlins, they paid tribute to their friend around the mound he dominated.