NY Mets 3, Miami 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 20660

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 7-11 5-2 2-9 L5
NY Mets 11-8 8-5 3-3 W3

Recap

Mets 3, Marlins 2: Kirk Nieuwenhuis ripped a bases-loaded, two-out hit off the right-field fence as the host Mets scored two in the ninth to sweep the Marlins.

Miami closer Heath Bell (0-3) walked four straight batters to tie the game, then retired Scott Hairston on a forceout before Nieuwenhuis' heroics. It was Bell's third blown save in five chances.

Miami, which lost its fifth straight, wasted Gaby Sanchez's first homer of the season and a strong seven-inning outing by Ricky Nolasco. He allowed one run and five hits while striking out five. Randy Choate fanned two in a hitless eighth to preserve Miami's 2-1 lead, but Bell could not close the door.

Mets starter Jonathon Niese delivered his fourth straight quality start, allowing two runs and four hits over seven innings.

Game Notebook:
New York swept the Marlins for the first time since June 4-6, 2010, at Citi Field. … SS Jose Reyes, who hit .337 last year with the Mets before signing a $106 million, six-year contract with Miami in the offseason, went 1-for-12 in the series and is hitting .205.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   NY Mets
Ricky Nolasco Player Jon Niese
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 4
1.29 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Miami   NY Mets
Greg Dobbs Player Kirk Nieuwenhuis
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 5
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 1 11 .194 5 8 1 0 1 0
NY Mets 6 0 9 .200 12 7 3 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Mets have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Marlins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .364 after a loss.