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A blown A.J. Ramos save cost the Mets both the win and later the lead in extra innings as the Marlins walked off int he 10th inning to secure a 5-4 win. Seth Lugo had the start and did pretty well, considering how the starting pitching has been lately, turning in five innings of one run ball. Jose Reyes had a fantastic night at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a home run.
Yoenis Cespedes, who has been rehabbing at his home near Port St. Lucie, paid the Mets a visit while in Miami. He discussed his hamstring rehab, and gave some insight to his new off season training program.
Amed Rosario was sidelined for the second consecutive game as he battles a case of gastroenteritis. Rosario was briefly hospitalized in Miami on Monday night.
Around the NL East
Giancarlo Stanton has 55 home runs and is in pursuit of Roger Maris and his record holding 61 long balls.
A Phillies fan on twitter promised to ‘buy everyone chicken nuggets’ if Rhys Hoskins hit a home run during a game against the Marlins last week. Hoskins (who is going to be a problem for the Mets in the foreseeable future...) delivered, and the fan made good on his promise - handing out chicken nuggets at last night’s game.
Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th home run of the season last night, breaking the major league record for most home runs hit in a single year.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford called an audible in the third quarter of the Detroit Lions game against the New York Giants, stepping to the line of scrimmage and yelling “Kershaw! Kershaw!” as a reference to childhood friend and teammate.
This Date in Mets History
Tom Seaver struck out 15 Pirates batters on this date in 1972.