May 5: Mets (16-15) 3, Marlins (17-15) 4
Comeback wins and walk-off victories have been a staple in the Miami Marlins’ early season as Casey McGehee helped finish a Marlins rally in the ninth to beat the New York Mets 4-3. The Fish trailed 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth and mustered up a rally.
The comeback effort spoiled a tremendous start from Mets’ slinger Jon Niese. Neise put together seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits, one walk while striking out six. On the other side of the mound, Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi strung together seven strong innings himself. He allowed three earned runs while striking out a career-best 10 batters.
Eovaldi surrendered a pair of first-inning home runs against Daniel Murphy and Curtis Granderson. In the fourth frame, he then gave up another run on a Bobby Abreu sac fly.
The game stayed uneventful until the bottom half of the eighth. With both starters out of the game, the Marlins were finally able to break through the scoring column. The first five Marlins batter reached base against relief pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Giancarlo Stanton, McGehee and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each delivered RBI hits in the frame.
With the game then tied at 3-3 in the bottom half of the ninth inning and runners on first and second, McGehee came through with a one-out single deflected off the glove of pitcher Gonzalez German for the game-winning RBI.