Game Recap: Mets 4 – Marlins 3

The Mets (13-10) scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a, 4-3, walk-off win against the Marlins (10-14) >> Read a full AP recap and boxscore at SNY.TV.



Need to Know: The Mets trailed, 3-2, entering the ninth inning. However, Lucas Duda singled to left field; Omar Quintanilla drove him in to tie the game with a single; and Curtis Granderson‘s two-out, seeing-eye single drove in Quintanilla to end the game … The Mets led, 2-1, after seven innings. But, Gonzalez Germen, who pitched well an inning earlier, let up back-to-back home runs that temporarily put Miami in front. … Zack Wheeler pitched very well all night, striking out 10 batters, while giving up one run and four hits in six innings. He had a difficult fifth inning, which included a wild pitch, but got through it unscathed. … The Mets have won five of their last six games.


What’s Next: The Mets and Marlins continue their three-game series at Citi Field on Saturday with Jenrry Mejia (3-0, 1.99 ERA) taking on Kevin Slowey (0-0, 4.15 ERA) at 7:10 pm ET.




146 comments
Bob Guerrin
Bob Guerrin

Been a fan since day one. Getting older combined with poor teams don't watch like I used to. Still follow though. I am getting interested again. But I have a question due to my unfamiliarity with the team is there a reason why Wheeler was taken out after sin innings. I watched and thought he pitched effevtively in the sixth. Any explanations?

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

Now see I just watched Grandersons post game interview on field and he appreciates the loud noise from the fans, yet people attending the game including staff can't appreciate it. I noticed many people that attend citi field are much more elder or younger. It's time to promote the Mets to college kids, Alderson and company have to kick up a gear. PROMOTE TO THE CUNY SYSTEM (QCC)!! St. John's and Hofstra, we need a college atmosphere. I bet the offense will pick up if you have a more testaroned fan base pumpin. Unless the front office thinks it will take a hit in revenue... But they're not planning on raising the payroll dramatically so my plan should stand.

JENRY WIN US THIS SERIES!!

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

David wright taking out the boys for drinks tonight!! (Not Zack under age)

cj1786
cj1786

I'm glad it worked out but I'm still not a fan of the sac bunt in the ninth.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Jose Abreu just hit a grand slam.. had another home run in the game and an rbi single, 6 RBI's total.. dude's a beast and is making 10 mil a year for the next 6 years.. missed the boat on that one, but I like the grit of this team.. if the bats can get hot and our pitching can stay competitive I have a good feeling about this team

Gerard McGinnis
Gerard McGinnis

Why is it always Murphy & Wright to be the ones. Grandy & C.Young only do it occasionly. Others not much. We need all to win games.

Kyungwan K. Chae
Kyungwan K. Chae

To my pleasant surprise, the Mets have played better than I would have expected them to.

It's great thing and I hope they keep it up.


on another subject though, whatever happened to their after game recap?

I know Cerrone is bashed for his spelling checks and grammatical errors, 

but his former game recaps were at least fun to read.


Now it's just big bunch of photographs and just a few little sentences of who scored who which we can all just see it on MLB.TV.

bingmets
bingmets

What a pathetic game recap. The only reason I come to this site anymore is because of the comments. I get all of my relevant information from Adam Rubin.

Antonino Plaud
Antonino Plaud

Paqza, The three pitchers you mentioned in your post are ahead of Wheeler right now, you can't tap sky with your hand along, But Mr. Wheeler goes right after those four. In the Mets organization has the higher ceiling and in MLB he is a very promising prospect. Right at this moment he's pitching very well only he needs is a stronger mind (that comes with the time and success) to go along with his stuff which is pretty good, in fact i believe that by June we will see a monster in Mets mound. Wheeler cannot fails.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Since TC bears the brunt of the criticism on this blog, it's worth noting that the team plays with grit and spirit under his Leadership. Sorry haters, he's a flawed manager, but he's doing the best that he can with what he has.

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

So Granderson will get all the credit here but when does Kirk get his recognition, or more playing time? Huge double, hit a big hr recently, is this guy permanently stuck behind the youngs and grandy? Seems a bit short-sighted if that is the case

thwacker
thwacker

Kirk deserves a bit of love too for his pinch hit double.

tierlifer
tierlifer

Another monster night by Nimmo in St. Lucie 2-2 with 3 BB's and 2 runs scored. Hitting a scorching .380

dannym28
dannym28

for what its worth we are a trending topic right now

William Truitt
William Truitt

Pretty sad that MLB Network this morning held a discussion regarding the best, young starting pitches today: Zack Wheeler with the Mets, Shelby Miller with the Cardinals, Gerritt Cole with the Pirates, and Yordano Ventura with the Royals. They went around a 3-man panel and discussed which one will have the brightest future. First one says Miller, second says Cole, third says Ventura, and they never mentioned Wheeler again.


It seems as if all of MLB is so biased against the Mets that they constantly ignore them. How can a team with this great of starting pitching be ignored?! 

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

I said to myself as Q walked up to the plate, "a good team wins this game". I'm not saying they're good, but they're getting wins with the bats cold and I think that has to count for something.

hubie_wc
hubie_wc

No thanks. Don't need college drunks puking in the stands.

stage52
stage52

@cj1786 Without that excellent bunt by d'Arnaud there we probably do not win this game.

nncyel
nncyel

@cj1786  Runner on 1st and no outs the teams chances of scoring are 0.435. Runner on second and 1 out the team's chances of scoring are 0.414. That's a difference of 0.021 or 2 times out of 100. Those are the numbers that have many fans concluding that a bunt is not the best strategy in that situation. That's a correct conclusion but the difference in strategies is miniscule. And here's the thing as well. Those numbers are based on a 10 year sample. Samples have variation and if you were to statistically compare those two numbers they would be considered to be not statistically different. Conclusion: the team has about the same chances of scoring if they bunt or if they don't. So it comes down to manager's gut feeling. And last night Collins' gut feeling turned out to be correct. End of story. Stop second guessing. Or don't - it's a free country and it's the purpose of a blog. But understand that you're wrong.

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@Steven Glansberg  9 Homeruns... The Mets have 14 yea I've been saying its early, but he certainly does look like something special. Its a shame, imagine how much better we would be with him (assuming he'd be doing the same stats with the mets)

fakefans
fakefans

Uhhh, we are winning games. Open your eyes.

paqza
paqza

@Antonino Plaud  Hey bro, in spirit, I agree with you. Also, where are you from? We don't get all that many foreign fans on here.

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

@hankypanky  His in-game management isn't the best, but he certainly is a great motivator who gets a full effort from all his players. You are spot-on with that.

zoddie
zoddie

@hankypanky Agreed.  His teams never quit, despite being out of contention for months.  He also managed a nice game today.  Putting in Q and Kirk obviously paid off handsomely.

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

@John Kranzley  Kirk gets a ton of credit, as does Quintanilla. We had two guys who didn't start tonight that came up aces in the ninth. Good teams get the most from their bench. Look at Q, Brown, Kirk, Ike's grand slam, Recker... Mets have gotten tons from their bench so far and has allowed them to pull out some very close games.

zoddie
zoddie

@tierlifer Better than his .380 batting average is his .490 OBP.  Insane!  I bet Tom Goodwin can coax 10 steals/year out of him, too.  And he just turned 21.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@William Truitt  Because for the last 4 seasons or so the Mets have been a dumpster fire.  A winning 3 weeks in April isn't apt to change that perception.

hankypanky
hankypanky

If you read this blog recently, you'd see that the whiners and the haters don't care much for Wheeler either.

paqza
paqza

@William Truitt  The media makes a point of belittling the Mets because media is divisive. That produces/reinforces the woe-is-me complex that many Mets fans (and most MetsBlog commenters) perpetuate. The "fans" here are constantly mocking any move made by the team, and in reality, Sandy, TC, and Warthen, much like the Mets as a whole, are completely underrated and underappreciated, even by their own fans!


So it's not just the media - that we can't control. But I'd love to see some more positivity from fans on forums like this one.


Edited to add:


Wheeler is easily better than Shelby Miller moving forward. Gerritt Cole is better than all 3 others mentioned. Yordano Ventura is absolutely electric but I don't know if his body can hold up to a starter's workload with that kind of velocity. Fun to watch though - really fun.

Bob Guerrin
Bob Guerrin

I disagree with pitch count as the threshold. I despise what the came has come to with constant pitch count and followed by lousy relief pitching. The irony the bullpen let down both teams. Remembering World Series, Mets vs Yankees Game one with Mets leading into the top of ninth. In came Benitez(spelling?) and we all moaned and I just knew we would now lose. We did and to this day I feel series was turned by what happened in ninth inning. It was demoralizing.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

@Eric Koeller @Steven Glansberg  That ballpark aint a hitters park, and he hits BOMBS.. but yea who knows how he would of done here, he has raw power though

paqza
paqza

@John Kranzley  Nope. Okay CF or above average at LF.

weaponlex
weaponlex

@C.K. Dexter Haven @William Truitt  agreed.  but you have to admit despite all their flaws this sure is a fun team to watch.  I actually watch the games with anticipation instead of fulfilling some sort of duty.

zoddie
zoddie

@C.K. Dexter Haven @William TruittIt's called rebuilding.  Real fans have patience for it.  So far the plan is working.  I'll continue to say that even in August when the Mets are under .500, which I expect they'll be (but hope they won't).

zoddie
zoddie

@paqza Why is Wheeler better than Miller?  Miller's stats look better on all levels and they're the same age.  I like Wheeler, but what does he do better than Miller?

Huell Babineaux
Huell Babineaux

@paqza  agreed on all fronts. wheeler is better than miller.. not better than cole.. and could be better than ventura

Bob Guerrin
Bob Guerrin

I'm not sure if I agree that the Yankees were better or not. I do believe that in a short series the superior team doesn't always win. Frankly in 1969 Baltimore on paper and results was a better team than the Mets but lost in 5 games. I just think if the Mets had won game one the series would have been played very differently. I'm not saying the Mets would win, just that I feel it had a very demoralizing effect on the team and the fans.

nncyel
nncyel

@Bob Guerrin  First off, the Yankees were simply a better team than the Mets that year. End of story.


Pitch counts - I basically agree with you, but here's the issue. Something is causing pitchers to need TJ surgery in alarming numbers. I don't think anyone has figured out what it is, but it's probably related to pitching too much. Some think it's year-round pitching. There was an interesting post a few weeks ago in which James Andrews suggested it was pitchers trying to throw too hard at a young age. Teams have a lot invested in these pitchers and they're going to try to do something to limit arm problems even if it's the wrong thing. Hence the existence of pitch counts. They're not going away. Until someone figures out why so many pitchers are blowing out elbow ligaments.

mrgee
mrgee

Yep, and if Grandy were back in yanks stadium he'd have a few home runs, too. Heck that one.Wright hit last night for a long out would be gone almost anywhere else too.

ac0814
ac0814

I think he sticks in CF throughout his career.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@zoddie  Hey do everybody a favor and save that condescending  "real fan" bulls#it.  I think we've all been real fans.  Real enough to be patient while Sandy conceded two seasons in a row, and then patient enough when he spent minimal again this offseason.  All the while his bosses are still charging a premium for seats at Citi and for a hotdog/beer combo at the concession stands.  The plan working is up for debate...they're doing well, and pitching lights out...but it's April 26