May 27, 2007: Mets Complete Sweep of Fish

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Date: May 27, 2007
Mets starter: Jorge Sosa
Mets: 6
Marlins: 4
Winning pitcher: Jorge Sosa
Key player(s): Jorge Sosa, David Wright, Damion Easley
Key play: Mets’ four runs in 4th

The Mets faced the Marlins on a Sunday afternoon in Miami. The teams played the finale of a three-game series. The Mets completed a series sweep with a 6-4 win over Florida.

After two scoreless innings, Marlins’ starter Scott Olsen pitched a perfect top of the third. Reggie Abercrombie singled against the Mets’ Jorge Sosa to lead off the bottom half. Abercrombie stole second base and moved to third on Olsen’s sacrifice bunt. Alfredo Amezaga hit a sacrifice fly to drive home Abercrombie for a 1-0 Florida lead. Sosa then retired Dan Uggla on a pop-up to second baseman Ruben Gotay to close out the inning.

Carlos Beltran drew a walk with one out in the top of the fourth. David Wright singled and Carlos Delgado hit a single to score Beltran. Following a double steal, Damion Easley got an infield single to bring home Wright from third base. On the play, second baseman Uggla made an error that allowed Delgado to score. Easley advanced to second on a wild pitch and Ramon Castro was struck out. Endy Chavez singled to plate Easley for a 4-1 Mets lead. Olsen threw a called third strike past Sosa for the inning’s final out. Jorge then set down the Fish in order in the bottom half.

Beltran drew a two-out walk in the top of the fifth. Carlos went to second base on a wild pitch and came home on a double by Wright. Olsen fanned Delgado to end the inning and Aaron Boone doubled to begin the bottom half. Miguel Olivo hit a single and Abercrombie followed with a force play grounder to shortstop Jose Reyes that drove home Boone. Pinch-hitter Joe Borchard hit a ground ball to Gotay for an inning-ending double play and Florida reliever Justin Miller hurled a perfect top of the sixth. To begin the bottom of the inning, Amezaga doubled and Uggla walked. Sosa retired Miguel Cabrera and Josh Willingham on consecutive fly balls to left fielder Easley. Mets’ reliever Pedro Feliciano then got pinch-hitter Hanley Ramirez to ground out to third baseman Wright and finish off the inning.

Pinch-hitter David Newhan hit a leadoff single in the top of the seventh. Reyes got a bunt single and a sacrifice bunt by Gotay moved the runners to second and third base. Beltran was walked intentionally to load the bases and Miller threw a called third strike past Wright. Marlins’ reliever Taylor Tankersley retired Delgado on a grounder to Uggla that ended the inning. For the Mets, Joe Smith pitched a perfect bottom half.

Castro walked with one out in the top of the eighth inning. Ramon advanced to second base on Chavez’s ground out to Tankersley and scored on a single by pinch-hitter Julio Franco for a 6-2 Mets lead. Reyes and Gotay drew back-to-back walks to load the bases and Tankersley fanned Beltran for the third out. Pinch-hitter Todd Linden drew a walk against New York reliever Aaron Heilman to open the bottom half. Heilman retired Amezaga on a pop-up to Gotay and got Uggla to hit a force play ground ball to Wright. Cabrera doubled to drive home Uggla with the Marlins’ third run of the game. Heilman then got Willingham to pop out to Reyes and end the inning.

Florida reliever Kevin Gregg pitched a scoreless top of the ninth. Ramirez went down on strikes against the Mets' Billy Wagner to begin the bottom half. Boone popped out to Gotay and a home run by Oliva followed. Wagner then struck out Abercrombie to bring the game to an end. The Mets had a victory and a sweep of the series.