Rapid Reaction: Mets 6, Marlins 5

July, 29, 2013
7/29/13
10:37
PM ET
MIAMI – Ike Davis capped a three-run seventh inning with a double into the right-field corner that scored hustling Marlon Byrd from first base with the tiebreaking run and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 6-5, Monday night at Marlins Park.

Daniel Murphy produced his third RBI of the game and Byrd had an RBI single earlier in the frame as the Mets overcame a two-run deficit against Miami’s bullpen.


Marc Serota/Getty ImagesJeremy Hefner was absolved of a loss after the Mets posted three runs in the seventh.


The Mets snapped a three-game losing streak. They won for only the fourth time in 12 games against the Marlins in 2013.

Josh Edgin, LaTroy Hawkins and Bobby Parnell each contributed scoreless relief innings. Parnell retired Giancarlo Stanton for the final out to strand pinch-runner Juan Pierre at third base.

The Mets improved to 9-37 when trailing after six innings.

Jeremy’s swoon: Jeremy Hefner has surrendered 19 runs (16 earned runs) in 11 2/3 innings over his past three starts.

No. 8 hitter Jeff Mathis chased him with one out in the sixth with a two-run single that staked Miami to a 5-3 lead.

Hefner’s line: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K.

Hefner tossed three no-hit innings before the Marlins started to tee off in the fourth. Stanton doubled. Ed Lucas tripled. And Donovan Solano was hit by a pitch.

Still, Hefner should have been out of the fourth with a 3-1 lead. Instead, shortstop Omar Quintanilla’s two-out error on opposing pitcher Jacob Turner’s bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score.

Hefner’s five walks were a career high.

What’s next: Zack Wheeler (4-1, 3.72 ERA) opposes right-hander Nate Eovaldi (2-1, 3.54) at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 7 39 60
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 18
RBIL. Duda 57
RD. Murphy 60
OPSL. Duda .856
WB. Colon 10
ERAJ. Niese 3.23
SOZ. Wheeler 121