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Urena, Brinson lead the Fish over the New Yorkers

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob DeGrom is the likely NL Cy Young Award winner this season, and Jose Urena? Well, it’s been a season most memorable for a hit-by-pitch and a subsequent suspension. Since that suspension, Urena has been a different pitcher; aggressive and challenging batters to hit his electric fastball. Lewis Brinson has also had a turnaround month as well.

In the fourth, the Lew Crew struck again! After With back to back singles from Anderson and Deitrich, Lewis Brinson hit an 0-2 fastball, clocked at 97 mph for a double to dead center field to score both base-runners. This at bat is yet another reason to feel excited about Brinson heading into next season, as he was able to handle a tough offering from a tough pitcher. and he is now hitting .340 over his last 15 games using a more controlled approach.

In the bottom of the fourth, Urena hunkered down after giving up a leadoff double to Michael Conforto. His two-seamer was really hitting his spots, not allowing hitters to make solid contact, and this inning was a terrific example of this.

Unfortunately, in the bottom of the sixth, Conforto did one better and hit a solo shot to draw the Mets within one.

In the top of the seventh, Brinson blasted a fly ball to the warning track in right, which was caught, but showed him still driving the ball with authority.

J.T. Riddle would add insurance with a blast to right field off of Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak

In the ninth, Miami would add even more insurance off of the Mets bullpen, with runs scoring on a triple from Brian Anderson and another run off a double from Derek Dietrich to give the Marlins a 5-1 lead.

The Fish held on to win 5-3, defeating Jacob DeGrom and getting off on the right foot in the four game set in New York against the Mets. Degrom now has a losing record, 8-9, with an ERA of 1.71. Meanwhile, Urena has continued his dominance since his suspension, and is now 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA since that incidence. Oh, and he hasn’t hit any batters in the process.

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King Fish: Jose Urena with another strong outing

Flounder: The Mets for not supporting their ace

Turning Point: The two-run double from Lewis Brinson