Tonight the Mets tried to continue their dominance of the Miami Marlins. The Marlins thought otherwise and squeaked a 4-3 win with a walk-off hit. The Marlins’ 9th started when Trevor Gott hit the first batter. That should have been a sign that things were going to get worse. With second and third occupied and two outs and 0-2 count to Burger, Gott didn’t get enough relish on his
slider and the Mets were well-done.
Joey Lucchesi pitched another good game and his name should be considered for the fifth
pitcher in the 2024 rotation. He pitched 5.2 innings only giving up two earned runs and his ERA
is now 2.88.
The Mets took the early lead in the third inning. Alonso singled to left and it was fumbled and Pete hustled to second. Lindor topped an infield hit and the Miami pitcher, Garrett, threw it away and Pete scored with Lindor going to second base. Lindor then stole third. Oh, those running
Mets! Lindor was dancing on third and it appeared that Garrett balked. The Mets argued. The SNY replay supported the argument but it wasn’t a play that they could challenge. The Mets were denied a crucial run.
Lucchesi had a hiccup with a two-out rally with back-to-back doubles by Solar and Bell in the 3rd to tie the game.
In the 5th inning Lucchesi had first and second when the ninth batter in the order bunted. Lucchesi fielded the bunt and threw to third base…, I Don’t Know, nobody was covering third base. Apparently Lucchesi had a brain fart. It really looked funny though just like the Abbott and
Costello routine. The Marlins took the lead and added another run in the next inning.
Reed Garrett pitched 2.1 innings of 1 hit ball to give the Mets a chance to pull it out.
In the 9th the Mets bats woke up. McNeil let off with his third hit, a double followed by Vientos with a single. Nimmo eventually batted with two outs and delivered a clutch two run double. Mauricio had a sure hit up the middle but Hampson, the Miami shortstop, made a terrific play to
save the game for Miami.