Sunday, September 23, 2012
Rapid Reaction: Mets 3, Marlins 2
By Matt Ehalt
WHAT IT MEANS: Ruben Tejada's walk-off single gave the Mets a 3-2 win and a sweep over the Marlins. Miami walked the bases loaded to face Tejada and he stroked a single to left-center off Ryan Webb to give the Mets their first sweep since they took three from this same Miami team earlier this month.
FIFTH TIME: Tejada had been 0-for-4 before his big hit. Miami intentionally walked Fred Lewis to face Tejada, who made them pay with his 23rd RBI on the year. Scott Hairston led the inning off with a single that ignited the whole rally.
CHASING HISTORY: David Wright went 1-for-4 and is now three hits shy of tying Ed Kranepool's franchise record of 1,418 hits. Wright will have the next four games to try and notch the accomplishment in front of the Citi Field faithful. His first-inning homer gave the Mets a 2-0 lead. He now has 19 homers and 84 RBIs.
SOLID EFFORT: Chris Young pitched six effective innings, giving up just two runs (one earned) on five hits. The Marlins didn't put together many rallies against him and plated their only runs on a sacrifice fly and a throw error by catcher Kelly Shoppach.
UP NEXT: The Mets begin their final home series of the year when they host Pittsburgh Monday night at 7:10 p.m. Jenrry Mejia (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will get the start and oppose Kyle McPherson (0-1, 2.25).