Sunday, September 15, 2013

Game #149: Mets 1, Marlins 0 (12)

The Mets and Marlins have had more than their fair share of extra-inning "thrillers" in 2013. Their final contest of the season was more of the same, although this time it was the team from New York that took care of business.

Travis d'Arnaud's walk-off bases-loaded single in the 12th gave the Mets a 1-0 win and a rare series win over the Marlins.

The Good Stuff:
  • Dillon Gee was great once again for 7.1 scoreless innings, giving up just six hits and two walks to go along with his eight strikeouts on 109 pitches.
  • The New York bullpen did a fantastic job of holding back Miami for the remaining 4.2 innings, as Vic Black earned his first Mets W after his scoreless 12th.
  • The Mets loaded the bases with none out in the bottom of the 12th, but after fielder's choice groundouts by Zach Lutz and Andrew Brown appeared to be down the long road to nowhere. Enter Travis d'Arnaud, who forced a turnoff onto victory with a single up the middle that scored Lucas Duda. It was d'Arnaud's first-career walk-off hit.
The Bad Stuff:
  • The New York offense made Tom Koehler and company look just as good as Dillon Gee and company.
  • Daniel Murphy committed two errors at second base.
Final Analysis:
Finally, a long extra-inning affair against the Marlins goes our way! Props to d'Arnaud for his feat, continued props to Gee for putting up great numbers since Memorial Day. Having a deep rotation will alleviate some of the sting that will come if Matt Harvey misses all of next year.

The Mets host the soon-to-be-dethroned San Francisco Giants starting on Tuesday.


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