Final Score: Marlins 4 Mets 3

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The Marlins were able to put together a few hits and a sac-fly against Shaun Marcum in the 15th inning to win the ballgame. At 12:43 a.m.

Mets scratched out a run in the 15th inning on a Lucas Duda double, passed ball and Ruben Tejada RBI infield single.

Miami tied the game in the ninth inning against Bobby Parnell when Collin Cowgill misplayed a ball in centerfield, allowing the Marlins to get runners to 1st and 3rd, and later tie the game on a sac-fly.

John Buck hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Matt Harvey needed 121 pitches to get through 24 batters, though he let up just one run on a fielder’s choice.

Harvey was pulled in the sixth inning with runners on first and second, but Robert Carson and Scott Atchison safely ended the inning with back-to-back pop outs.

The Mets had only one hit in 17 at bats with runners in scoring position, with Tejada’s single in the 15th.

Following the game, Terry Collins said the Mets played all the percentages we could play all night long and nothing worked, they have to go back and be a little more aggressive offensively and that David Wright had hit off the tee and said he felt fine.

To get a full recap and boxscore of tonight’s game, go to SNY.TV.

Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv

Well… that was… something. If you watched this whole game, well done. We all deserve medals or something. That was ugly and weird baseball, through and through. It was terrible baseball by both teams.

Just awful.

I’m not happy the Marlins won, just happy that the game is over.

Oh, and this ended up working out for the Mets (somehow), but this call needs to be addressed…

With one out and Jeurys Familia ahead of the batter 1-2, Terry Collins had him issue an intentional walk. This forced the Marlins to use their last guy on the bench — Miguel Olivo — who Familia promptly walked on four pitches to load the bases. Placido Polanco ended up grounding out to end the inning, though.

I have never seen a manager call for an IBB with the pitcher ahead 1-2. It was crazy. Again, somehow… it worked for Terry and the Mets, but my head almost exploded as I watched it happen.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

I’m pretty sure if Juan Lagares had been in center field in the 9th, the Mets win this game then and there. Anyway, Parnell has been mostly good this season, so it’s hard to get on his case. He was totally slinging the ball tonight, looking like his old self.

This was not Harvey’s best night. He struggled with his command, yet he still managed to keep control over the game, despite having several runners on base inning after inning…

The Mets are not going to get far on singles, walks, strikeouts and hoping Buck does the rest. It’s just not close to good enough. Also, I’m all for taking pitches and working counts… but, they might want to start swinging at all those balls right down the middle of the plate.


W.B. Mason Post Game Extra