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The Mets continued their winning ways on Tuesday night coming back multiple times to defeat the Miami Marlins 8-6. After falling behind 6-4, Wilmer Flores and Asdrubal Cabrera hit home runs in the top of the eight inning to draw the score even at six a piece. In the top of the ninth, Yoenis Cespedes delivered the game winning double, driving in Amed Rosario and Michael Conforto to give the Mets an 8-6 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Jeurys Familia made quick work of the Marlins, recording his sixth save of the season and leading the Mets to their best ten game start in franchise history.
Before Tuesday’s game, the Mets called up Corey Oswalt and optioned Brandon Nimmo to Triple-A. It is a short stint in the majors for Oswalt, as he is now being sent back down to make room for Zack Wheeler.
Asdrubal Cabrera was given the rare green light on a 3-0 count and he took advantage.
Fernando Abad did not end up signing a minor league deal with the Mets.
Zack Wheeler is set to make his first start with his new delivery.
Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman have become a dynamic duo coming out of the bullpen.
Around the National League East
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Anthony Rizzo was placed on the disabled list with back soreness.
Aaron Sanchez lost his no hit bid with no outs in the eight inning as it was broken up by Tim Beckham. The Blue Jays won the game thanks to a Curtis Granderson go ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning.
Bartolo Colon was at it again on Tuesday night.
It’s still early April, but the playoff picture is already starting to shift.
Dave Schoenfield predicts which active players will wind up in Cooperstown.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos thinks sending Brandon Nimmo down is a bad idea.
Ben Zucker looked back at the 1985 and 2006 Mets, who like the 2018 Mets, started 8-1.
Vasilis Drimalitis checked in on how the other four teams in the National League East are doing to start the season.
Lukas Vlahos delivered a daily prospect report.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1962, the Mets played their first official National League game, an 11-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.