NY Mets 2, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 20192

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 7-9 5-2 2-7 L3
NY Mets 9-8 6-5 3-3 W1

Recap

Mets 2, Marlins 1: Lucas Duda plated Kirk Nieuwenhuis with an RBI single to snap a tie in the eighth inning as New York topped Miami in Jose Reyes' return to Citi Field.

After leveling the contest with four consecutive two-out walks off four different Marlins pitchers in the seventh inning, the Mets scratched for the eventual winner in the eighth.

Nieuwenhuis singled to lead off the frame and advanced to third on Daniel Murphy's single to right field. After David Wright struck out, Duda lined a shot off the throwing hand of pitcher Edward Mujica (0-2) to plate Nieuwenhuis.

After starter Johan Santana recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts through 6 2/3 innings, Jon Rauch (3-0) tossed one scoreless frame to pick up the win. Frank Francisco retired the side in the ninth to secure his fourth save.

Signed to a six-year, $106 million deal in the offseason, Reyes received a mixed reception as he approached home plate to start the game. Reyes, who went 0-for-4, is the Mets' all-time leader in runs, stolen bases and triples.

Gaby Sanchez plated Giancarlo Stanton with an RBI double in the seventh for the Marlins, who have lost three in a row overall and five straight on the road.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marlins ace Josh Johnson allowed one run on three hits with nine strikeouts, but did not record a decision ... Santana recorded his 50th career double-digit strikeout game ... Prior to the game, the Mets placed outfielder Jason Bay and right-hander Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list. Bay suffered a non-displaced fracture of a rib on his left side while Pelfrey was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation ... New York's Zach Lutz, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo prior to the game, struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   NY Mets
Josh Johnson Player Johan Santana
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 6.2
9 Strikeouts 11
3 Hits 3
1.35 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Miami   NY Mets
Gaby Sanchez Player Daniel Murphy
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 3 0 4 .100 8 11 1 3 1 0
NY Mets 6 0 7 .207 12 11 2 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Miami. The Mets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Marlins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .444 after a loss.