Monday, July 29, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Mets 6, Marlins 5
By Adam Rubin
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.
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.