A Marcell Ozuna ninth inning sacrifice fly sent the Marlins with a 1-0 win and a three game sweep of the division rival New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon. Miami finished the nine game homestand 8-1, with the lone loss coming in extra innings to the Dodgers on Saturday night.
Giancarlo Stanton singled to open the bottom of the ninth, and Casey McGehee walked before Ozuna took Kyle Farnsworth fastball to center field, allowing Stanton to score.
Tom Koehler was dominant against the Mets' lineup and turned in arguably his best performance of the young season. He retired 18 Mets methodically heading into the seventh inning, and had all of his pitches working.
David Wright and Lucas Duda were the only Mets to earn a hit against Koehler, who in eight innings walked one and struck out five. Koehler's ability to get ahead early kept his pitch count reasonable as the game progressed.
Zack Wheeler yielded only two hits to Miami's lineup, but walked five despite striking out seven Marlins. Stanton grounded into a double play with two on and nobody out in the sixth, ending a potential rally.
Closer Steve Cishek pitched a rather uneventful ninth inning for the Marlins. The Marlins have won via a walkoff hit or sacrifice in three of their last four contests.
Miami begins a four game series with the Padres beginning tomorrow night.
Hero of The Game: Tom Koehler (.496 WPA)
Goat of The Game: Garrett Jones (-0.125 WPA)
Play of The Game: Marcell Ozuna's ninth inning sacrifice fly led to a Marlins walkoff victory. (0.186 WPA)