Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mets battle their way to a win in extra innings

The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins by the score of 6-4 Saturday night. Jon Niese made the start and gave up two runs in the first inning. He settled down after that and ended up pitching seven innings without giving up another run. Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect eighth inning. Francisco Rodriguez blew the save in the ninth inning and Blaine Boyer ended up with the save in the tenth inning. The Mets battled back to tie the game at two in the sixth inning and they took the lead in the ninth inning on a Josh Thole RBI single. The Mets came right back after the blown save to score three runs in the tenth inning. Willie Harris had a big two run double. Boyer didn't make it easy but he did secure the save after giving up a run, the last out was a hard shot up the middle that Reyes made a nice play on and ran to second to get the last out. The Mets and Marlins will play the rubber game of the three game series Sunday afternoon with R.A. Dickey on the mound. The Mets will have off Monday and then head to Philadelphia for three games. They would love to head their with some confidence.

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