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- Updated: September 28, 2016
It has been such an emotional few days not only for the Miami Marlins but for all of baseball with the sudden passing of Ace Jose Fernandez. The New York Mets, who are in a pennant race, entered the 3-game series with the Marlins looking to distance themselves in the Wild card race.
On Monday, with adrenaline and emotion the Marlins pulled out a 7-3 victory, but on Tuesday the Mets got back to work and not taking anything away from the Marlins who were surely mentally drained, the Mets bats came to life and helped propel the team to a well needed victory, a 12-1 trouncing in Miami.
The Mets sent Noah Syndergaard to the mound and he gave the Mets and the bullpen what they needed, six solid innings, allowing just one run on five hits, no walks and eight strikeouts.
Syndergaard shared a tweet after the game that showed that he truly understand that baseball is more than just a game.
Usually write something funny after a win like this…just doesn’t feel right tonite. Not after pitching on Jose’s mound. #Respect16
As for the offense, the found themselves down 1-0 heading into the top of the second, but they quickly erased the deficit with a two-run bomb off the bat of Jay Bruce, scoring Curtis Granderson, who led off the inning with a walk. Next batter T.J. Rivera then lined a shot to third, but Martin Prado snagged it out of the air for the first out of the inning. After a walk and a single, Marlins starter Tom Koehler worked out of the jam.
In the top of the third, Yoenis Cespedes unleashed a laser that landed way over the left center field fence clearing the Marlins $2.5 million home run sculpture. The total distance on his shot was 440 feet.
Then after the Marlins kept the Mets off the board for four innings, the bats exploded for five runs in the eighth and three in the ninth highlighted by Lucas Dudas‘ bases loaded double and Granderson’s two-run double.
Both teams will be back out to Marlins Park on Wednesday for their last meeting of the 2016 season.
T.J. Rivera recorded his first triple of his MLB career. He also had two more hits on Tuesday, as he is now batting .348 (32 for 92) in his brief career.
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