Hot Soup serves up decisive hit

July, 12, 2014
Jul 12
8:34
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NEW YORK -- Rookie Eric Campbell came up big again Saturday.

Campbell delivered a pinch-hit single against Mike Dunn in the eighth inning that plated Travis d’Arnaud with the go-ahead run as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 5-4, at Citi Field.

Campbell is now 6-for-12 as a pinch hitter this season. He has a nine-game hitting streak, during which he is hitting .455 (15-for-33).

“I saw a lot of pitches down in Miami, and a lot of pitches that at-bat,” Campbell said about his matchup against Dunn. “I had a pretty good idea of what his stuff does, so that helped.”

Campbell said he benefited in staying sharp for pinch-hitting duty when he was able to fill in for a week for David Wright, who was mending a left shoulder injury.

“It got my timing down,” Campbell said. “It got those little mechanical things in my swing down. It helps to get 25 to 30 at-bats in a row. It was unfortunate that David was hurt, but of course it helped me out a little bit.”
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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187