Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mets Recap: Mejia Falls Apart

It only took three pitches.

Jenrry Mejia had surrendered 6 straight batters, but everything came apart in the 6th inning as his first three pitches were hit for the following:

  • 1 - Marcell Ozuna hit to left field for a double.
  • 2 - Giancarlo Stanton hit his first pitch deep to right for a home run, scoring both himself and Ozuna
  • 3 - Casey McGehee hit to center field for a single.
After that, Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked, bringing an end to Mejia's day.  In the dugout, he watched as Carlos Torres surrendered a double to pinch hitter Reed Johnson to plate two more to give the Marlins a 6-5 lead.

The Mets were able to take advantage of good fortune when Omar Quintanilla was able to bring Travis d'Arnaud home, with the help of the Marlins defense that threw the ball away to bring home the tying run in the bottom of the 6th.

After a quiet 7th, 8th and 9th innings, Kyle Farnsworth was unable to retire the first batter he faced in the 10th inning, as Saltalamacchia added salt to the wound with his home run that gave the Marlins the lead for good. 

The Mets were able to coax a base runner in the form of a David Wright walk in the bottom of the 10th, but Daniel Murphy struck out on a disputed called strike three, which quickly got him tossed from the game.  And Bobby Abreu, who brought home two runs in the 1st inning with his long ball, lined out to a leaping Adeiny Hechavarria to end the ballgame.

The Mets will try once again to win their 5th series of the young season when the two teams meet in the Sunday finale.  First pitch is at 1:10PM.

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