José Ureña was solid tonight. His one earned run over six innings brought his overall earned run average for the season below 4.00. While he was not overpowering every batter he faced, he did get the job done and stayed out of jams. He performed much better than Mets starter Corey Oswalt. He gave up one run but only went four innings.
The one inning Ureña did run into trouble was the bottom of the first. The Mets started things off with a single. This was followed up by a stolen base and a walk. With men on first and second, Amed Rosario singled to score the only run of the game for the Mets. This was the most trouble Ureña faced in his outing.
The Mets were limited to five hits the entire night. They all came off of Ureña. The bullpen really shut it down for the Fish. Kyle Barraclough, Jarlin García, and Nick Wittgren pulled it together to keep the Mets bats quiet. Each player delivered tonight and looked good doing so.
While the Mets offense was anemic, the Fish’s was anything but that. They compiled 13 hits in the game. The offense was in bunches and was exactly what they needed. There was also some key walks in innings that mattered. The Mets also beat themselves with some costly errors throughout the game, three in total.
Lewis Brinson knocks an RBI double with 2 outs to give the @Marlins a 3-1 lead in Queens, New York.— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) September 29, 2018
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The production innings for the Fish were between innings 4 and 7. Every batter in the starting lineup had at least one hit besides Magneuris Sierra. Miguel Rojas tallied up four hits on the night, scored twice, and brought home one runner. Austin Dean, Brian Anderson, and Peter O’Brian each had two hits tonight. The offense was rolling tonight and was great to see.
David Wright's first at-bat in two years results in a groundout pic.twitter.com/kiM5nySorH— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) September 29, 2018
** Side note, while I am a diehard Fish fan for just about all of my life, tonight was a big moment for just about anyone from New York, including me. After two years of being injured, David Wright returned tonight to pinch hit. He probably should not be playing at all due to injury, and tomorrow will be his first (and probably final start) as a Met. It is easy for me to hate both New York teams due to my love for the Fish, but David Wright is someone beyond that. I have always respected him because of the person he is. It is easy to hate any opposing player, but Wright carried himself differently and his love for the game is infectious. So I would just like to says props to you David Wright, thank you for showing everyone from New York and around the world what true baseball love is.
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Probable Pitching Matchup
|Miguel Rojas - SS||Brandon Nimmo - CF|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Jeff McNeil - 2B|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Michael Conforto - RF|
|Peter O'Brien - 1B||Jay Bruce - 1B|
|Brian Anderson - 3B||Amed Rosario - SS|
|Lewis Brinson - CF||Dominic Smith - LF|
|Austin Dean - LF||Todd Frazier - 3B|
|Magneuris Sierra - RF||Kevin Plawecki - C|
|Jose Urena - RHP||Corey Oswalt - RHP|
The Marlins start their final series of the season tonight. They will be facing their division rival, The New York Mets. These two teams did not face each other early in the season. They have both been out of the playoff race for a while. They both have young players, and will be looking to rebuild at some level.
José Ureña is on the mound for the Fish tonight. He is on the run of his career. He is currently on a four game win streak and has shown moments of brilliance. The Mets offense should not be too challenging for Ureña.
The Mets will be sending Corey Oswalt to the mound tonight. He is young pitcher that joined the Mets around mid-season. He has not had much success this season. He gives up plenty of hits, which the Fish should try to get in bunches. This series will not be pretty but the Fish could certainly end the season on a good note.
Make sure to stick around into the later innings for David Wright’s anticipated return from two-and-a-half-years of injury issues:
David Wright will be the Mets’ first pinch-hitter tonight, Mickey Callaway said.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) September 28, 2018