Thursday, May 2, 2013

Midday Recap: Mets prevent sweep

Jim McIssac | Newsday | From April 24th

The Mets were able to hold this lead, barely.

The New York Mets prevented the sweep by the Miami Marlins as they won 7-6.

They can thank Jordany Valdespin and John Buck for this one. Valdespin's three-run blast in the 6th inning gave the Mets the lead and have the Mets their best inning since April 20th, when they plated 5 against the Nationals. John Buck added insurance in the 7th when he doubled in Murphy and Wright.

Bobby Parnell, irked that he wasn't asked to save the game Tuesday night when Hefner had to leave the mound, came in and delivered a 7-pitch save.

The 7 runs were the most the Mets have produced since their April 24th win against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when Jordany Valdespin won the game with his grand slam.

The Mets are off today as they travel to Atlanta to start a three-game series against the Braves.  It will be the meeting of the two NL East rivals this season.  Preview coming tomorrow.

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