Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 4, New York Mets 3 (F/15)

Marc Serota

The Marlins finally got to leave after 15 exhausting innings when Nick Green hit a sac fly.

Source: FanGraphs

Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez Duel

Wow, after watching that game, the fifth inning seems days ago. However, way back then, Matt Harvey left the game after an utterly dominant five innings. Harvey used his nasty fastball/slider combo to strike out seven Marlins in 5.1 innings. He did allow seven hits and one earned run, however. It was somewhat surprising to see how long of a leash the Mets had with Harvey. Harvey threw 121 pitches, forty more than Jose Fernandez. Jose Fernandez was just okay Monday night. He didn't have his best stuff and John Buck homered off of him. Nonetheless, Fernandez kept the Marlins in the game and that's impressive enough in itself.

Marlins Come Back in the Ninth

Trailing 2-1, the Marlins needed to score against Bobby Parnell in the bottom of the ninth. The inning got off to a sharp start when Justin Ruggiano hit a 2-1 fastball to deep right field for a double. After a Rob Brantly single advanced Ruggiano to third, Nick Green tied everything up with a sacrifice fly. This wouldn't be Green's last heroic at bat of this game...

Stanton Injured

Sprinting to first base after hitting a grounder to Buck, Giancarlo Stanton injured his right hamstring and was pulled from the game. Hopefully, it's nothing more than a simple pulled muscle. No matter how serious this injury turns out to be, one would expect Stanton to be held out of action tomorrow.

Green Hits Walk-Off Sac Fly in 15th
After more than five and a half hours of exhausting baseball, Nick Green sent all the remaining Marlins fans home happy. With the game tied, thanks to a Rob Brantly single to drive in Greg Dobbs, Nick Green hit a sacrifice fly to left field to end it.

Additional Points of Interest
  • The Marlins went the entire game without making an error.
  • John Buck now has nine homers.
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