June 9, 1996: Isringhausen Shuts Out Marlins

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Date: June 9, 1996
Mets starter: Jason Isringhausen
Mets: 3
Marlins: 0
Winning pitcher: Jason Isringhausen
Key player(s): Jason Isringhausen, Butch Huskey
Key play: Huskey's home run in 3rd

The Mets faced the Marlins on a Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. The crowd of 40,707 watched Jason Isringhausen pitch a six-hit shutout against the Fish. The Mets defeated Florida, 3-0.

Over the first four innings, Isringhausen shut down the Marlins on two hits. Jason struck out six batters and allowed only singles to Jeff Conine and Gary Sheffield. He was also staked to a 1-0 lead on Butch Huskey's home run off Florida starter John Burkett in the bottom of the third.

In the fifth, the Marlins failed to score against Isringhausen despite two singles. Jason followed up with perfect ball in the sixth and seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, the Mets got two runs on an error by Florida third baseman Terry Pendleton on which Jose Vizcaino scored and Rico Brogna's sacrifice fly that brought home Bernard Gilkey.

Isringhausen retired the Fish in order again in the top of the eighth inning. In the ninth, Jason retired Edgar Renteria and got Conine for his tenth strikeout of the game. After a pair of singles, Isringhausen got Pendleton on a pop-up to second baseman Vizcaino for the final out. The Mets had a win on Jason's first - and only - major league shutout.