April 19, 2015: Mets Complete Sweep of Fish
|Date: April 19, 2015|
|Mets starter: Matt Harvey|
|Winning pitcher: Matt Harvey|
|Key player(s): Matt Harvey, Ruben Tejada, Juan Lagares, Jeurys Familia|
|Key play: Lagares's single, Tejada's double|
The Mets faced the Marlins on a Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The teams played the finale of a four-game series. The Mets completed a series sweep with a 7-6 win over Miami.
Mets' starter Matt Harvey retired the side in order in the top of the first inning. The Marlins' Tom Koehler pitched a perfect bottom half and Martin Prado singled to open the top of the second. Prado advanced to second base on Mike Morse's ground out to third baseman Eric Campbell and to third on a single by Marcell Ozuna. J. T. Realmuto hit a force play grounder to Campbell to drive home Prado for a 1-0 Miami lead. Harvey retired Adeiny Hechavarria on a ground ball to shortstop Ruben Tejada to end the inning. Koehler then set down all three batters in the bottom half.
Harvey gave up only a single to Koehler in the top of the third. Koehler hurled a perfect bottom of the inning and Matt retired the Fish 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth. Curtis Granderson and Travis d'Arnaud got back-to-back singles against Koehler to begin the bottom half. Lucas Duda drew a walk to load the bases and Campbell went down on strikes. Daniel Murphy and Juan Lagares followed with consecutive singles that scored Granderson and d'Arnaud, respectively, putting the Mets ahead by a run. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk to force home Duda. Tejada connected for a double to plate Murphy, Lagares and Nieuwenhuis for a 6-1 Mets lead. Miami reliever Sam Dyson got Harvey to line out to center fielder Ozuna. Granderson walked and d'Arnaud singled to bring home Tejada with the seventh New York run. Dyson then struck out Duda to finish off the inning.
Harvey pitched a perfect top of the fifth. Marlins reliever Brad Hand surrendered just a walk to Campbell in the bottom half and Dee Gordon got a leadoff single in the top of the sixth. Christian Yelich was struck out and Gordon moved to second base on a wild pitch. Giancarlo Stanton singled to drive home Gordon and reduce the Mets' lead to 7-2. Prado and Morse were retired on consecutive grounders to Tejada for the inning's final outs. Hand then yielded only a single to Harvey in the bottom half.
Ozuna singled against Harvey to begin the top of the seventh. Realmuto hit a single advanced to third base on Hechavarria's single that scored Ozuna. Mets' reliever Jerry Blevins retired pinch-hitter Ichiro Suzuki on a line drive to first baseman Duda. Gordon grounded out to Blevins to send Hechavarria to second. New York's Alex Torres threw a wild pitch that brought home Realmuto and cut the Mets' lead to 7-4. Torres followed up with a strikeout of Yelich to end the inning. Miami's A. J. Ramos then hurled a scoreless bottom half.
Stanton hit a double against Mets' reliever Buddy Carlyle to lead off the top of the eighth. Prado got an infield single and Morse singled to load the bases. Ozuna and Realmuto followed with consecutive sacrifice flies that scored Stanton and Prado, respectively, trimming the New York lead to one run. Carlyle fanned Hechavarria for the inning's third out. Ramos then gave up just a double to Lagares in the bottom half.
Pinch-hitter Reid Brignac drew a walk against Mets' reliever Jeurys Familia to open the top of the ninth. Gordon's sacrifice bunt sent Brignac to second base and Yelich grounded out to Campbell. Familia then retired Stanton on a ground ball to Campbell to bring the game to an end. The Mets had a victory and a sweep of the series.