What should have been an off night for the Marlins ended up being a big night for reliever Clay Hensley, who made his post-DL debut as a starter Monday night, and led the Fish to a 4-1 victory over the Mets at Citi Field.
K-lay shut out the Mets through five one-hit innings in his first start since 2008, and his first game-action with the Marlins since early June. He struck out three, walked two, and the lone hit he allowed was a double to Willie Harris in the bottom of the first.
Hensley was also the first Fish to reach base against Chris Capuano when he worked a two-out walk in the top of the third.
Capuano would take the loss as he tossed 7 2/3 innings for New York and allowed four runs to the Fish. The starter didn't allow a hit to the Marlins until two outs in the top of the fourth when Hanley Ramirez singled. Gaby Sanchez worked a walk to put two on for Mike Stanton, who doubled them both home to make it 2-0 Marlins. Mike Cameron added an RBI single, and the Fish were on top 3-0 after four.
In the top of the eighth, the Marlins added an insurance run on a RBI single by Logan Morrison. The single scored Bonifacio who had singled, moved to second on Infante's groundout, and stole third with LoMo at bat.
Mike Dunn took over for Clay in the sixth inning and tossed 1 2/3 innings before Mujica took over to record the last out of the seventh. Mujica pitched a scoreless eighth as well, and Randy Choate took over in the bottom of the ninth.
Choate gave up a single and a walk to put two on with one out, and Trader Jack brought in Leo Nunez to get the final outs of the game. In traditional Leo style, he immediately issued a walk to Lucas Duda to load the bases, and a sac fly by Jason Bay put the Mets on the board. Once it was an actual save sitch for Nunez, he got down to business and recorded the final out of the game for his 27th save of the season, and Clay Hensley's first win as a Marlins starter.
Not bad for an off day.