The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1. It was the sixth straight victory for the Mets. Bartolo Colon started and pitched very well and Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia shut the door. Michael Cuddyer led the offense with a couple of hits.
Colon pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run with five strikeouts. Blevins pitched a perfect inning and Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two.
David Phelps pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with three walks and two strikeouts. Brad Hand pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout and he lost his first game of the season. Sam Dyson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Bryan Morris pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.
Juan Lagares had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Cuddyer had two hits and an RBI. Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI, Eric Campbell had an RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Anthony Recker drew two walks. Colon had an RBI, Daniel Muno had a hit and Cuddyer and Murphy each hit a double. The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Muno had a stolen base.
Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and an RBI, Martin Prado had two hits and Michael Morse had a hit. Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, J.T. Realmuto had a hit, Adeiny Hechavarria had a hit and Realmuto and hechavarria each hit a double and Stanton hit a homerun. The Marlins were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
In the first Stanton hit a solo homerun to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth Colon hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. Cuddyer hit a sac fly in the sixth to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and Campbell hit a sac fly to make it a 3-1 game. In the eighth Murphy hit an RBI double to push the lead to 4-1 and that was the final score.
The two teams will play game three of their four game series on Saturday night. Jacob deGrom will pitch against Mat Latos.