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Ichiro and Yelich help Marlins snag game one from Mets

Final Score: Marlins 6, Mets 3

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The Marlins (35-40) rode a wave of solid and strategic left-handed batting in addition to consistent work from the bullpen on Tuesday night as they took the first game from the Mets (34-42).

Dan Straily (5-4) worked well through the first five innings despite allowing a home run to Curtis Granderson on his second pitch of the night. Over the course of his five innings, Straily allowed two earned runs with four strikeouts. Straily continues to look more like a flyover state of the Marlins bullpen: consistent, underappreciated, bearded, probably a big denim guy, etc. Also, here is a picture of Danaconda Straily. Enjoy.

The Fish led 3-1 through six innings, but a home run by Travis d’Arnaud tied the game in the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh Ichiro Suzuki slapped a perfect RBI into left-field to secure the game winning run just days after becoming the oldest starting center fielder since 1900. Christian Yelich was on fire tonight as he went three for four at the plate, drove in a security run in the seventh, and got a wonderful visit from the Marlins Monkey.

David Phelps and AJ Ramos proceeded to shut down the Metropolitans without much concern to close out Tuesday night’s action. The Marlins will continue their series against the Mets on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:10 PM, and then they are back on the road to face the Brewers, Cardinals, and the Giants prior to the eighty-eighth edition of the All Star Game <— Click the link and take five minutes and vote for the Marlins position players. We strongly encourage a straight-ticket vote along strict team lines here at Fish Stripes.

Lastly, I have attached a really sad GIF that shows how truly heartbroken I was to hear Adeiny Hechavarria got one out tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays and not the Marlins...

Stay golden J.T. Riddle, stay golden.