June 15, 1995: Mets Come Back to Beat Marlins

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Date: June 15, 1995
Mets starter: Pete Harnisch
Mets: 5
Marlins: 4
Winning pitcher: Blas Minor
Key player(s): Joe Orsulak, Rico Brogna
Key play: Brogna's single in 9th, Orsulak's single in 10th

The Mets and Marlins concluded a three-game series at Shea Stadium on a Thursday night. Trailing the Fish by three runs, the Mets came back to tie the game in the ninth inning. They came up with a 5-4 win on Joe Orsulak's run-scoring single in the bottom of the tenth.

The Marlins got off to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Terry Pendleton and Greg Colbrunn started the inning with back-to-back singles off Mets' starter Pete Harnisch. Andre Dawson followed with another single to score Pendleton. Colbrunn later came home on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Witt.

In the top of the fourth, Colbrunn homered off Harnisch for Florida's third run. Witt held the Mets in the bottom half to keep his shutout intact. Rico Brogna then singled to bring home Brett Butler for the Mets' first run in the bottom of the fifth.

Harnisch held the Marlins scoreless on two hits in the sixth and seventh innings. In the eighth, Jeff Conine hit a home run off reliever Jerry DiPoto to extend the Florida lead to 4-1. The Mets then failed to score against Witt in the bottom of the inning.

In the ninth, Edgardo Alfonzo got a leadoff double and came home on a one-out double by Orsulak. Marlins' reliever Yorkis Perez walked pinch-hitter Chris Jones and surrendered a single to Jose Vizcaino on which Orsulak scored. Brogna followed with a single to bring home Jones and tie the game, 4-4. Florida's Randy Veres then got Jeff Kent to line into an inning-ending double play.

For the Mets, Blas Minor held the Marlins scoreless in the top of the tenth inning. Veres walked Todd Hundley and Ryan Thompson in the bottom half. Orsulak then singled to score pinch-runner Tim Bogar with the winning run for New York. The Mets had an incredible come-from-behind victory.