After letting up two walks and an infield single to begin the bottom of the first, Gsellman left a 2-1 fastball over the plate for Marcell Ozuna, who was able to barely sneak it over the fence for a grand slam.
The Mets answered back the next inning. With the bases loaded, Travis d’Arnaud stepped to the plate and knocked in three runs with a triple. Then, Curtis Granderson singled home d’Arnaud to tie the game at four.
To start the top of the third inning, Yoenis Cespedes and Wilmer Flores hit back-to-back solo home runs to build a two-run lead.
That score of 6-4 held until Cespedes’s next at-bat in the top of the fifth inning when he homered again to make it 7-4.
To stick to the back-and-forth nature of this game, the Marlins surged back in the bottom of the fifth, scoring four runs to take the lead. With the bases loaded, Christian Yelich drew a walk to bring home a run, then Giancarlo Stanton hit a sacrifice fly to left field. Josh Edgin promptly relieved Gsellman and quickly, Justin Bour tied it up with an RBI double. Derek Dietrich singled to plate Yelich and give the Marlins an 8-7 lead, but Jay Bruce threw out Bour at the plate to end the inning.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Lucas Duda made this diving catch on a bunt off the bat of Marlins pitcher Jose Urena.
In the top of the seventh inning, it looked like Bruce had singled home Cespedes to tie the game at 8-8. It was a close play at the plate where Cespedes did not slide. However, after reviewing the play, Cespedes was called out.
The next highlight came in the top of the eighth inning when Michael Conforto actually tied the game with a pinch-hit, two-out RBI double.
The 8-8 score held until the top of the 16th inning, when d’Arnaud led off with a solo home run to left field. d’Arnaud finished the game with four hits and a double away from a cycle.
Robles ended the game with a save in the bottom half of the inning.
Here’s d’Arnaud on his 16th-inning home run:
The Mets jumped to 7-3 on the season and will play game two of this series tonight as Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to take on Edinson Volquez.