New York (AFP) – Miguel Rojas’ two-race single capped a three-stroke rally in the eighth inning on Wednesday night, spoiling the Taijuan…
New York (AFP) – Miguel Rojas’ two-stroke single capped a three-stroke rally in the eighth inning Wednesday night, spoiling Taijuan Walker’s longest start in more than four years and sending the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Miami snapped a seven-game losing streak while the Mets lost for the eleventh time in 14 games.
New York jumped to a 2-0 lead when Michael Conforto—the impending free agent who could play his last home with the Mets—hit the 469-foot Homer of Eliezer Hernandez in fourth and Brandon Nemo scored a double RBI. In the fifth.
Homer of Conforto had the longest running of the season by a player from New York and the second longest in his career, behind 472 feet against the Chicago Cubs in 2018.
Walker, who has not scored an eighth-round exit since throwing eight for Arizona on April 27, 2017, took one hit on Wednesday the eighth before giving up his lead double to Lowen Diaz. After Louis Brinson exited, Eddie Alvarez chased Walker by working a four-court outing.
Alex Jackson, who finished third on the first Marlins hit, greeted Seth Lugo (4-3) with a double RBI. Nick Fortes hit the pinch hitter before Rojas lost his solo green light.
Walker walked three and hit five. He went 0-8 with a 7.13 ERA in 13 restarts and finished the season with 4.47 ERA in 159 innings, his most since 2015.
Stephen Okert (3-1) allowed one hit in the seventh without a goal. Richard Blair tossed the eighth goal with one stroke before Dylan Floreau finished perfectly ninth in his blocking 13.
Hernandez allowed two runs, six hits without a walk and six hits in five runs.
something about anything
With “Seinfeld” appearing Friday on Netflix, lifelong Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld visited with Marlins manager Don Mattingly before the game and spent the fourth inning at the Mets TV booth. The first 10,000 fans received T-shirts with the Mets and “Seinfeld” logos on the front and SEINFELD 00 and the Netflix logo on the back. The Mets’ shooters’ strikes had a “Seinfeld” theme.
Walker and Hernandez opposed each other in an unusual fashion at Citi Field on August 31, when the Mets and the Marlins completed a rain-suspended game with one exit at the top of the first on April 11. 3 innings while Hernandez went for five rounds and was initially credited with replacing John Curtis, who was due to start in Miami but was traded to Milwaukee on July 30.
The last time?
In what would have been his last bat if the World DH were carried out next season, Walker delivered a fifth singles strike for a fourth strike in his last seven bats dating back to August 25, shortly after the natural right. The one-handed hitter started hitting from the left side to avoid injuries.
Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (Rotator Cuff) ran on the field before the game. The Marlins hope to be able to play in one of their last four games.
Mets: Backup catcher Thomas Nido (left thumb) has been on the injured list for 10 days. It’s Nido’s third trip to IL with a left thumb injury this season for Nido. C Patrick Mazeika of Triple-A Syracuse has been called. …manager Luis Rojas said Robert Jesselman (right latitude) and Drew Smith (shoulder) still have a chance to come back this week.
Marlins: Rookie RHP Edward Cabrera (0-3, 5.79) The ERA will start its seventh career.
Mets: Another rookie, RHP Tylor Megill (3-6, 4.78), will be looking to finish his season on a positive note after posting a 12.86 ERA in his two early starts.
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