The New York Mets won a 6-4 thriller in Miami against the Marlins on Friday night. This win puts the Mets at 62-37 on the year, 25 games over .500. The Mets have now won four games in a row and maintain their three-game division lead over the Atlanta Braves.
It was not necessarily the best night for Chris Bassitt. He gave up four runs in the first two innings. On the night, he gave up four walks. He had to work himself out of a few jams. However, Bassitt still did enough in his last four innings pitched to put the Mets in a position to win. Bassitt went six innings and threw 103 pitches.
The Mets bullpen took the final three innings of this one. They could not have been better. It started with Adam Ottavino, who threw two strikeouts and allowed just one hit in the seventh inning. Ottavino got the win, his fifth of 2022. Trevor Williams pitched a great eighth inning retiring all three batters he faced.
Edwin Diaz came in for the ninth and was his usual self. He got three strikeouts against the three batters he faced and threw just 10 pitches. Diaz now has 23 saves on the year.
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The star for the Mets in this one was Starling Marte. He had three hits in his first three at-bats. Marte was a double away from the cycle. He drove in three runs for the Mets in the big division win.
Daniel Vogelbach once again gave the Mets great at-bats. He got on base three times with one walk, a double, and a single. Even his fly-out in his first at-bat was a well-hit ball.
Francisco Lindor got on base for the Mets four times in this game. He had one hit and three walks.
Once again, Eduardo Escobar got another timely hit for the Mets. He pinched-hit for Luis Guillorme in the eighth inning. Guillorme gave the Mets a few great plays defensively in this one. Escobar reached first on an infield hit. Two at-bats later, Brandon Nimmo came up and gave the Mets a huge two-run homer. This broke the 4-4 tie and was ultimately what made the difference for the Mets in winning this division game on the road.