MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 6

Marc Serota

The Miami Marlins and New York Mets both had struggling pitchers, but it was the Marlins' bullpen that ended up costing the Fish a 5-3 lead en route to a 6-5 loss to the Mets.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 19,343
Hero of the Game: Ed Lucas (0.100 WPA), with Jacob Turner (0.119 WPA) at the plate
Goat of the Game: A.J. Ramos (-0.307 WPA)
Play of the Game: Ike Davis doubled to right field in the seventh inning. Marlon Byrd scored. (-0.236 WPA)

The Miami Marlins did not get a great night from Jacob Turner, who struck out four but walked three and gave up three runs against the New York Mets. Turner did, however, get eight whiffs in 91 pitches and go 6 1/3 innings before exiting for the bullpen with a 5-3 Marlins lead.

Unfortunately, the lead that was built on timely hitting and a two-run error by Omar Quintanilla, quickly evaporated whne the bullpen arrived for the Fish. Mike Dunn came in and gave up a double to Eric Young and a single to the lefty Daniel Murphy before exiting with no outs made. A.J. Ramos got the most dangerous hitter, David Wright, to fly out and get to two outs, but Murphy stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch, and two consecutive hits after that gave the Mets a slim 6-5 lead.

That lead held up despite a Marlins rally in the ninth inning. The Fish got their ideal situation, with runners on first and third and Giancarlo Stanton, the team's best hitter, at the plate. Unfortunately, Stanton failed to deliver and grounded out to complete a disappointing loss.

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