Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The New York Mets lose another close one in walk-off fashion

The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Jeremy Hefner took the loss but pitched well and Lucas Duda led the offense with a couple of hits. 
Hefner took his third loss of the season pitching eight innings giving up four hits and two runs with eight strikeouts. He pitched into the ninth but couldn’t record an out in the ninth and Brandon Lyon gave up a hit and a walk and didn’t record an out. He got charged with a blown save.

Duda had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Ike Davis had a hit. Anthony Recker had an RBI, Murphy and Duda each hit a double and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Recker had a passed ball

Kevin Slowey pitched eight innings giving up four hits and a run with eight strikeouts. Ryan Webb got the win pitching a perfect inning. Donovan Solano had two hits and an RBI, Placido Polanco drew a walk and Gregg Dobbs had a hit. Marcell Ozuna had a hit, Chris Coghlan had a hit and the Marlins were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. In the fifth Recker hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the ninth the Marlins scored two runs to win the game. Solano hit an RBI single and a wild pitch scored the winning run to make it 2-1 and that was the final score.

The Mets record fell to 10-15 as they lost their sixth straight and the Marlins record improved to 8-19. The two teams will play game three of the series on Wednesday afternoon

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