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Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and he was solid for six inning – he allowed two runs and six hits.
Ramon Ramirez allowed a run and a walk in the eighth inning.
Frank Francisco notched his 23rd save of the year with a scoreless ninth inning.
Josh Johnson mowed down the Mets, allowing just a run on three hits in eight innings.
Josh Thole broke out of his slump with an eighth inning single – he also drove in a run in the fifth inning.
The Mets scored four runs in the ninth inning off of Steve Cishek – Daniel Murphy and David Wright singled to start the inning, Lucas Duda drove in Murphy with a hit, and with two outs, Andres Torres walked and then Kelly Shoppach plated three on two run single and a two base error by the Marlins.
The Mets have won their third consecutive series.
How about Kelly Shoppach? He has been quite refreshing since his arrival from Boston. He’s proving the Mets can actually get production out of the catcher’s spot. He has been huge since coming over. The Mets might not win tonight without him…
Hefner did a nice job tonight – he just didn’t get much help from the offense. He did what he normally does – he worked quickly, threw strikes, and pitched to contact. The Marlins didn’t do much against him, and he deserved better than a no-decision on his line.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets will look for the series sweep of the Marlins tomorrow afternoon at Marlins Park, with Chris Young facing Mark Buehrle at 1:10 pm.