In the top of the first, Christian Yelich hit a hard single that hugged the third base line then promptly stole second. Giancarlo Stanton then became the all-time Marlins homerun leader with a two run shot, surpassing Dan Uggla with 155, making it 2-0 Marlins.
Martin Prado continued the Marlins' scoring in the fourth with his own bomb off of a Dillon Gee hanging breaking ball, his first of the year, making it 3-0 Marlins.
Jarred Cosart meanwhile had been cruising until the fifth, showing good speed on a fastball that was topping out at 95 MPH, but he ran into trouble with back to back singles and then left a cutter up to the normally light hitting Wilmer Flores who deposited the pitch rather easily into the left field seats. Game tied at three apiece.
In the sixth with two outs, Stanton worked a walk then was able to advance first to third after a Prado single that Michael Cuddyer barely stopped from hitting the gap. Michael Morse followed up with a walk to load the bases and end Dillon Gee's night. Rafael Montero came in to pitch and Marcell was able to draw a walk off of him to force Stanton in, 4-3 Marlins. J.T. Realmuto then flew out to deep right to end the threat. Three walks in the inning for the Marlins.
The Mets took their first lead of the night in the bottom of the sixth. Lucas Duda hit a double down the right field line and then Michael Cuddyer drove him in with a single up the middle, causing Cosart to get the hook. Cuddyer was able to advance to second courtesy of Ozuna's airmailed throw on the previous play and AJ Ramos promptly closed the book on Cosart when he allowed Cuddyer to score courtesy an Eric Campbell sac fly. 5-4 Mets.
Ichiro hit a towering triple to centerfield in the top of the seventh that put him into the position to score, which he eventually would after an odd play at the plate. Dee Gordon smacked a ball to Daniel Murphy who seemed to have Ichiro caught in a run down after the veteran paused midway down toward homeplate. Ichiro sped up at the last minute and dived past a lunging Travis D'Arnaud, missing the plate the first time but swiping at it with his hand a second time. The homeplate umpire called him out and Mike Redmond almost immediately challenged. After almost five minutes of back and forth between the officials on the scene and the ones reviewing tape the call was reversed and we officially had a tie ball game, 5-5. The official explanation was that D'Arnaud missed the first swipe and Ichiro just got his hand in before D'Arnaud's second attempt.
Mike Dunn walked a couple in the bottom of the seventh and Duda struck again with a single to left center, driving in John Mayberry Jr. and giving them the lead once again, 6-5. Cuddyer then slow rolled one up the third baseline allowing Curtis Granderson to score making it 7-5.
Carlos Torres and Jeurys Familia combined in the 8th and 9th to finish the game out for the Mets.
The Marlins go to 3-7 and will look to rebound in the second game tomorrow.
Hero Of The Game: Giancarlo Stanton (+.272 WPA)
Goat Of The Game: Jarred Cosart (-.483 WPA)
Play Of The Game: Wilmer Flores 3-Run Homerun (+.296 WPA)