The Marlins had an early 2-0 lead, but thanks to a David Wright home run and an Ike Davis RBI double (and some sweet baserunning by Carlos Beltran and his crappy left knee), the Mets had tied the game.
Josh Thole put the Mets ahead in the ninth with an RBI single.
The ninth inning has always been a problem for the Mets, this time with Francisco Rodriguez blowing the 3-2 lead the Mets had just gotten in the top half the inning. It seems like to me that no matter who the closer is, we can't seem to get out of the ninth inning.
With the score tied, we all got some free baseball. The Mets regained the lead in the top half of the tenth thanks to an RBI single by Wright. Willie Harris hit a 2-run double that solidified the game.
Blaine Boyer pitched the bottom of the tenth and got the first save of this young Mets season. Frankie got the win, even though we wouldn't have had to play extra baseball if he had done his job in the first place.
Jonathan Niese only needed 87 pitches to pitch 7 innings of baseball. After a rocky first inning, Niese retired the next 11 Marlins batters. He struck out three, walked one, and only allowed two runs in the first inning.
Tomorrow in the series finale, R.A. Dickey gets the ball against Javier Vazquez. Game time is at 1:10 PM.
David Wright Strikeout Counter: $0.20