Final Score: Mets 4 Marlins 3

Marlon ByrdToday at Citi Field, the Mets (4-2) beat the Marlins (1-5) by a score of 4-3 to win the series.

The least you should know…

The Mets won their first walk-off game of the year on a two-run RBI single down the leftfield line by Marlon Byrd.

Ruben Tejada was hit by a pitch with one out and moved to third on a single by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis moved to second on Juan Pierre’s throw to try and nail Tejada on that play. Byrd promptly followed with a ground ball down the line past the pulled in Marlins infield.

Aaron Laffey, in his first start for the Mets, was pounded for ten hits, and allowed three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The Mets bullpen of Greg Burke, Josh Edgin, Scott Atchison, LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Rice limited the Marlins to just three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Scott Rice earned his first big league win today.

The Mets were outhit by the Marlins 13 to 6 and went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position on the day.

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Michael Baron, Contributor

That was a fun and inspiring win by the Mets today. Jose Fernandez mowed the Mets down for five innings, and the Mets fell behind early thanks to difficulties from Aaron Laffey. But Laffey and the bullpen kept the Mets in the game, and they came through with a big rally in their last at-bat.

Daniel Murphy is really swinging the bat well. He hit two home runs in this series, as well as a well-struck triple to center field. I don’t expect Murphy to hit for that much power, but if he can pop a few balls over the fence and drive some runs in this season, that would be a nice bonus.

Marlon Byrd continues to swing the bat well, and he came through with the infield in with a game-winning, two-run single in the ninth inning. His strong spring has continued into the regular season, and he’s going a long way to answer some big questions in the Mets outfield right now.

All-in-all, the Mets had a nice opening homestand. They won both series against the Padres and Marlins despite struggling for two games in the middle of it. They go on a long and cold road trip, but it’s nice to see them hit the road on a very high note.

The Mets travel to Philadelphia to open a three-game series against the Phillies tomorrow night at Citizen’s Bank Park, with Matt Harvey facing Roy Halladay at 7:05 pm.

W.B. Mason Post Game Extra