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MLB Scores: Marlins 6, Mets 8

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The Marlins scored the first six runs of the game, then watched helplessly as the Mets victimized Miami's bullpen by reeling off eight unanswered runs.

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This one is going to leave a mark.

The Marlins jumped out to a six-run lead by the fourth inning before letting the Mets score eight unanswered runs to take the first game of the three-game series at Citi Field.

Miami started their scoring in the second inning, when Chris Johnson hit a two-out RBI-single to score Giancarlo Stanton. Adeiny Hechavarria followed that with a double to score Johnson, then pitcher Tom Koehler helped out his own cause by singling in Heche for a 3-0 lead. Koehler started, and allowed two earned runs on seven hits and one walk over five innings.

Mets starter Matt Harvey remained in the game until the fourth inning, when the Marlins scored another three runs on a Harvey error and a Christian Yelich two-run single to give the Fish a 6-0 advantage.

Travis d'Arnaud started the comeback in the bottom of the inning by hitting his first home run of the season, a solo shot against Koehler. Curtis Granderson got in on the act in the Mets' half of the fifth, with a leadoff round-tripper of his own to get the Mets within four runs.

In the sixth inning, the Mets scored two runs on reliever Kyle Barraclough on a d'Arnaud bases-loaded single and a Kelly Johnson double play grounder which scored Wilmer Flores.

The seventh inning would be more of the same with a different pitcher, as David Phelps gave up a James Loney RBI-groundout and a Flores sacrifice fly to tie the game at six.

Fernando Rodney took his turn in the eighth, tripling his ERA by allowing a pair of runs on a Yoenis Cespedes two-RBI double to set the final score at 8-6, bad guys.

The Marlins did have a few key statistics of note. JT Realmuto hit four singles and drew a walk. It was his third four-hit game of the season and fourth overall. Realmuto also stole a base for the second game in a row.

Martin Prado was the only Marlins starter to fail to collect a hit, going 0-for-5 from the plate.

Chris Johnson collected three hits with an RBI, Adeiny Hechavarria hit safely twice with an RBI, Derek Dietrich hit consecutive base hits after striking out in his first three at bats, and Christian Yelich also had two hits on the day. Miami left 10 batters on base.


Source: FanGraphs

Hero of the Game: Tom Koehler, .113 WPA (pitching), .055 WPA (hitting)

Zero of the Game: Fernando Rodney, -.344 WPA

Biggest Play of the Game: Yoenis Cespedes' two-RBI double to give the Mets an 8-6 lead in the eighth, -.364 WPA