The bullpen had been holding down the fort until Jacob Rhame entered and the Marlins walked in off in the eleventh by a final score of 4-3.
The Mets originally held a lead early but mistakes doomed both sides in this one. The road team scored three runs in the fourth after Rafael Ortega dropped Wilmer Flores’s double. Michael Conforto followed with a walk and then a missed strike three call that went for ball four to Brandon Nimmo allowed him to reach base. That seemed to unravel Dan Straily who gave up a bases-clearing double to Todd Frazier to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.
It was then the Mets’ turn to make mistakes to allow the Marlins to come back. In the bottom of the inning Corey Oswalt induced a ground ball from Brian Anderson but there was some miscommunication between Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil so the Mets were unable to turn a double play. That would haunt them because a double by Derek Dietrich and a single by Martin Prado would cut the Mets’ lead to one.
Oswalt then became his own worst enemy the next inning. He walked Rafael Ortega with two outs to put runners on first and second ahead of J.T. Realmuto. Realmuto came through with an RBI single to tie the game.
Then it was up to the bullpen to hold it. Bobby Wahl and Paul Sewald got into trouble in the late innings, but both managed to work their way out of it. Tyler Bashlor pitched two clean innings but then Jacob Rhame entered and the game was quickly over when Bryan Holaday’s pinch-hit double brought home Miguel Rojas to put an end to the ballgame.
Full recap to follow.
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