Fish Cap: Marlins 1, Mets 5


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 20,623
Hero of the Game (Largest WPA): Omar Infante (0.087 WPA)
Goat of the Game (Lowest WPA): John Buck (-0.145 WPA)
Play of the Game: David Wright homers to center field in the sixth inning. Daniel Murphy scores. (.373 WPA for the Mets)


The Marlins once again took a 1-0 lead into the latter innings of a game against the Mets but once again were unable to hold on. Tonight New York stormed back and earned a 5-1 win to take the series victory. Mark Buehrle was a tough luck loser once again, dropping his record to 1-3. The knuckleballer R.A. Dickey got the win for the Mets.

Much like the previous night, it was a low scoring affair in New York. Each team was only able to muster one hit during the first three innings. Logan Morrison was stranded after a leadoff single in the second, while Scott Hairston's two-out single in the third didn't amount to anything. The Marlins hitters were pretty befuddled by the knuckleball. Mets hitters couldn't solve Buehrle though, either.

Things changed in the fifth inning when the Marlins unlikely home run leader of the young season struck again. Omar Infante eyed a knuckleball that was high and he let it fly, drilling a solo home run to left field off the facing of the second deck. Gaby Sanchez followed with a double but was later stranded to keep the Marlins lead at just 1-0.

Buehrle scattered a couple more hits in the bottom of the fifth but then he was touched up in the sixth. The inning got off to an ominous start when Kirk Nieuwenheis was hit by a pitch. After a flyout, the Fish had a chance to get out of the inning with a double play ball, but Jose Reyes couldn't turn it in time, and was lucky that his overthrow didn't allow the runner to advance. David Wright changed the game though, blasting a ball to deep center that just got out of the park for a two-run homer.

Miami went pretty quietly in the seventh and eighth innings, then disaster struck in the bottom of the eighth. Mike Dunn was an out away from getting out of the inning unscathed, but a single by Lucas Duda, along with a fielding miscue by Giancarlo Stanton allowed a run to score and advance other base runners. Mike Baxter followed with a double, scoring two more runs and putting the ballgame out of reach at 5-1. Once again the Fish went pretty quietly in the ninth to lose the game.

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