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Final Score: Mets 6, Marlins 5 - The one that (almost) got away

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This one was ugly, but a win’s a win.

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets scored five runs in the first against Jose Urena and narrowly held on to defeat the Miami Marlins 6-5 at Marlins Park. The game was anything but pretty, but in the end the club earned their second straight series win to start the season.

The Mets never trailed, as they sent ten men to the plate in the first and came away with a five-run lead. Jason Vargas couldn’t keep the Marlins off the basepaths, but he survived five innings while allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk.

Meanwhile, the Mets offense went quiet until the seventh. With the bases loaded, Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch, which pushed across the game-deciding run. Nimmo stayed in to run but was replaced by Keon Broxton in the bottom of the inning. Preliminary X-Rays were negative, and he will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Seth Lugo allowed the Marlins to draw closer, as he gave up two runs in the seventh and one run in the eighth before Mickey Callaway went to Justin Wilson to close out the game. Wilson recorded the final five outs to earn his first save as a Met.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  3. Mike Cecconi: 93
  4. MookieTheCat: 87
  5. stickguy: 74
  6. Knurk: 63
  7. StorkFan: 61
  8. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 55
  9. NateW: 55
  10. olderfan62: 50