The New York Mets split a doubleheader with the Miami Marlins
The New York Mets split a doubleheader with the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon and night. The final scores were 3-0 and 3-1 and the games took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Carlos Torres started the day game and pitched pretty well and the bullpen did well. Matthew den Dekker had a couple of hits. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched the nightcap and pitched well. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda each had two hits.
Torres lost his fifth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and eight strikeouts. Gonzalez Germen pitched an inning giving up a hit, Tim Byrdak gave up a hit and a run without recording an out and Frank Francisco pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout. David Aardsma pitched to one batter and retired him and Greg Burke pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk.
Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk, den Dekker had two hits and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit. den Dekker hit a double and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Henderson Alvarez pitched seven innings and gave up four hits and no runs with no walks and five strikeouts. Alavarez won his fourth game of the season, Chad Qualls pitched an inning and Pat Cishek saved his 30th game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a walk and three strikeouts.
Placido Polanco had a hit, Donovan Solano had a hit and an RBI and Christian Yelich had two hits and drew a walk. Justin Ruggiano drew a walk, Logan Morrison had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Koyie Hill drew a walk. Alvarez had a hit, Yelich hit a double and Solano hit a homerun. The Marlins were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Yelich had two stolen bases.
Morrison hit an RBI single in the fourth to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. Solano hit a solo homerun in the sixth giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Morrison lined out and a run scored making it 3-0 Marlins and that was the final score.
In the nightcap Matsuzaka pitched seven innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts. Pedro Feliciano pitched to one batter and struck him out, Vic Black pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and saving his tenth game of the season.
Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Juan Lagares drew a walk and Murphy had two hits and an RBI. Duda had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI and Ruben Tejada had a hit. Tejada hit a double, Murphy and Duda each hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Murphy and Young each had a stolen base.
Jacob Turner started for the Marlins and pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and six strikeouts. Turner lost his seventh game of the season, Chris Hatcher pitched two perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts, Dan Jennings pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Caminero pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out the only batter he faced. Solano had a hit, Ruggiano had a hit and an RBI and Stanton had a hit. Hechavarria had a hit and drew a walk, Ruggiano hit a homerun and the Marlins were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Brantly had a passed ball.