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Lagares’ big game lifts Mets over Marlins

(Tuesday, September 2)

Final Score: New York 8, Miami 6

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Juan Lagares recorded four of New York’s 16 hits, scored three times, drove in two runs and stole two bases as the Mets downed the Miami Marlins, 8-6, in the middle test of a three-game series.

David Wright went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, while starter Jon Niese (8-10) earned the win despite allowing six runs on 10 hits over six innings of work.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer, and Christian Yelich added three hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Marlins, whose outside hopes at making the postseason have taken a hit with their recent 3-7 stretch.

The Marlins used five relievers in Monday’s 9-6 victory after starter Henderson Alvarez suffered a left oblique strain in the third inning, and they needed four more on Tuesday with Brad Penny (1-1) only working three frames.

One of those relievers was Dan Jennings, who made his first appearance since taking a line drive off his head in a game against the Pirates at Aug. 7. Jennings pitched two innings of scoreless ball in his return.

Penny’s struggles began early as New York plated two runs in the first inning on base hits by Wright and Matt den Dekker, and they pushed two more across in the second when Lagares doubled in Wilmer Flores and scored on a wild pitch.

Wright’s two-base error with two outs in the third allowed Yelich to score from second, and Stanton followed with a two-run shot — his NL-leading 35th of the year — off the gargantuan structure beyond the center field wall.

Anthony DeSclafani relieved Penny in the fourth and was just as ineffective. Lagares singled in another run and scored on a ground-rule double by Wright, who came around on Lucas Duda’s base hit to make it a 7-3 game.

A sacrifice fly from Reed Johnson and an RBI single from Yelich in the home fourth cut the deficit to two runs, but that’s as close as Miami got.

Wright tacked on another Mets run with a sac fly in the sixth, and Adeiny Hechavarria tripled and scored on Garrett Jones’ groundout in the bottom half.

Relievers Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia each tossed an inning of relief to close out the win, with Mejia picking up his 22nd save.

Game Notes

Stanton extended his career-high RBI total to 101. The last Marlins player to drive in 100 runs was Dan Uggla (105) four years ago … Penny, who came in 5-13 with a 6.25 ERA in 23 games (21 starts) against the Mets, was charged with four runs on seven hits … Travis d’Arnaud also had three hits for the Mets.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Mets « 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 16 1
Miami 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 11 0
W:J.Niese(8-10) L:B.Penny(1-1) S:J.Mejia (22)
HR: NYM- None MIA- G.Stanton (35)

 

NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Juan Lagares CF 4 3 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 .282
Curtis Granderson RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210
David Wright 3B 4 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Lucas Duda 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .251
Travis d`Arnaud C 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237
Matt den Dekker LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .218
Dilson Herrera 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Wilmer Flores SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Jon Niese P 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067
  Carlos Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eric Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
  Jenrry Mejia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 8 16 7 3 0 0 3 8
Miami AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Christian Yelich LF 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .292
Donovan Solano 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Sam Dyson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Giancarlo Stanton RF 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 .293
Casey McGehee 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Marcell Ozuna CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261
Jeff Baker 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
  Dan Jennings P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jordany Valdespin 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230
Adeiny Hechavarria SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .273
Brad Penny P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Ed Lucas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
  Anthony DeSclafani P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
  Reed Johnson PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219
  Carter Capps P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Garrett Jones 1B 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Totals 36 6 11 5 2 1 1 0 7

E_D.Wright. LOB_NY Mets 9, Miami 4. 2B_J.Lagares, D.Wright 2, C.Yelich, G.Stanton. 3B_A.Hechavarria. HR_G.Stanton (35) off J.Niese. SF_D.Wright, R.Johnson. S_J.Niese 2. SB_J.Lagares 2 (9), M.den Dekker (5). GIDP_M.den Dekker, D.Herrera, C.McGehee. DP_NY Mets 1 (C.Torres, W.Flores and L.Duda); Miami 2 (D.Solano, A.Hechavarria and J.Baker), (D.Solano and G.Jones).

NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Jon Niese (W 8-10) 6.0 10 6 6 0 4 1 100-69 3.68
Carlos Torres (H 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4-4 3.29
Jeurys Familia (H 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15-9 2.10
Jenrry Mejia (S 22) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14-9 3.90
Miami IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Brad Penny (L 1-1) 3.0 7 4 4 1 2 0 57-37 6.61
Anthony DeSclafani 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 0 32-21 7.57
Carter Capps 1.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 30-20 3.29
Dan Jennings 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 26-14 0.97
Sam Dyson 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 18-12 2.20

WP_B.Penny, A.DeSclafani.
T_3:10. A_17745.
Umpires_Home,Toby Basner; First, Mike Muchlinski; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Mark Wegner.

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