April 17, 2015: Colon Leads Mets Past Fish

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Date: April 17, 2015
Mets starter: Bartolo Colon
Mets: 4
Marlins: 1
Winning pitcher: Bartolo Colon
Key player(s): Bartolo Colon, Michael Cuddyer
Key play: Colon's sacrifice fly, Cuddyer's single

The Mets faced the Marlins on a Friday night at Citi Field. The teams played the second of four games in a series. Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings of six-hit ball and drove in a run in a 4-1 Mets win over Miami.

With two outs in the top of the first, Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run for a 1-0 Marlins lead. Colon retired Martin Prado on a ground ball to third baseman Eric Campbell for the third out and Miami starter David Phelps pitched a perfect bottom half. J. T. Realmuto got a two-out double in the top of the second. Colon retired Adeiny Hechavarria on an inning-ending line drive to center fielder Juan Lagares. Phelps then set down the side in order in the bottom half.

Colon retired all three batters in the top of the third. Phelps surrendered just a walk to Anthony Recker in the bottom of the inning and Bartolo held the Fish to a single by Prado in the top of the fourth. The Mets were set down 1-2-3 by Phelps again in the bottom half and Colon yielded only a double to Hechavarria in the top of the fifth. Campbell drew a walk against Phelps with one out in the bottom of the inning. Wilmer Flores singled and Recker walked to load the bases. Colon followed with a sacrifice fly to score Campbell, tying the game at 1-1. Miami reliever Brad Hand then struck out Curtis Granderson to end the inning.

Colon recorded a pair of strikeouts in a perfect top of the sixth. To begin the bottom half, Lagares singled and advanced to third base on a single by Lucas Duda. Michael Cuddyer hit a single to drive home Lagares and put the Mets ahead by a run. Hand retired Daniel Murphy on a grounder to second baseman Dee Gordon that moved the runners to second and third. Against the Marlins' Sam Dyson, Campbell hit a sacrifice fly to score Duda for a 3-1 New York lead. Flores then grounded back to Dyson for the inning's third out.

Prado got a leadoff single in the top of the seventh. Mike Morse flied out to right fielder Granderson and a single by Ichiro Suzuki ensued. Realmuto was retired on a fly ball to Lagares. Hechavarria grounded out to Colon to finish off the inning and pinch-hitter Daniel Muno singled in his first major league at bat with one out in the bottom half. Muno stole second base as Granderson was called out on strikes. Dyson then got Lagares on a ground ball to Gordon to close out the inning.

Mets' reliever Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect top of the eighth. Cuddyer doubled against Miami reliever Bryan Morris with one out in the bottom half. Murphy hit a double that brought home Cuddyer with the Mets' fourth run of the game. Campbell was retired on a line drive to Hechavarria. Morris then got Flores to ground out to Hechavarria and finish off the inning.

Mets' reliever Jeurys Familia struck out Stanton to begin the top of the ninth. Prado also went down on strikes. Morse singled and Suzuki grounded back to Familia for the game's final out. The Mets had a solid victory.