The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 6-4. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen also pitched fairly well. Wilmer Flores and James Loney each had three hits to lead the offense.
Colon pitched five innings giving up five hits and two runs with only one of them being earned. He walked one and struck out one. Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts, Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jim Henderson won his first game of the season pitching to one batter and retiring him. Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits adn a run with a strikeout and he earned his 18th save of the season.
Justin Nicolino pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Dustin McGowan pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one, Kyle Barraclough pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and they struck out three and David Phelps pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. Cody Hall pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with three walks.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew two walks, Juan Lagares had a hit and Matt Reynolds had a hit and an RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Neil Walker had a hit and drew two walks and Flores had three hits and drew a walk. Loney had three hits and an RBI, Michael Conforto had a hit and two RBI and Kevin Plawecki had a hit and drew a walk. Colon had a hit, Alejandro De Aza had a hit and two RBI and Plawecki, Loney and De Aza each hit a double. The Mets were 5-14 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base. Lagares had a stolen base and Plawecki was picked off. Plawecki committed an error.
Martin Prado had a hit and an RBI, Christian Yelich had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Justin Bour had a hit and drew a walk. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and drew a walk, Miguel Rojas had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Nicolino had a hit. Cole Gillespie had a hit, Realmuto and Rojas each hit a double. Prado hit a homerun and the Marlins were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Realmuto had a passed ball and Nicolino had a pickoff.
In the first Prado hit a solo homerun to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. In the second Nicolino reached on a force attempt error to make it 2-0 Marlins. In the fourth Loney hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1 and in the sixth Conforto hit a sac fly to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the sixth Rojas hit an RBI double to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. In the eighth Conforto hit an RBI single to tie the game at three. Reynolds hit an RBI single to make it 4-3 Mets. In the ninth De Aza hit a two run double making it 6-3 Mets. In the bottom of the ninth Yelich hit an RBI single to make it 6-4 and that would be the final score.
The Mets have taken the first two games of the series. The final game will be on Sunday afternoon.