Well the only thing that keeps your spirits up after a game like that one is if you didn’t pay the price of admission. With a run time that looked to have a shot at the title of shortest in franchise history up until the ninth and final frame, the Marlins and Mets put up a combined five hits over 7 1/2 scoreless innings. The Marlins broke through against nemesis Dillon Gee in the bottom of the 8th, reeling off three hits to hand a 1-0 lead and the game over to closer Steve Cishek. Hopes having been suddenly sent into the stratosphere, they were immediately smashed to earth as the Mets won 3-1. Bottom line- less than two hours of entertainment, and Miami’s most reprehensible feature: transplanted New York fans.
- The Mets have won five in a row against Miami.
- Jared Cosart gave up just two hits in 8 scoreless innings.
- Dillon Gee gave up just six hits in 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one run.
- Neither starter struck out more than three hitters (Gee).
- Neither starter allowed an extra base hit.
- Dillon Gee left after his pitch count was worked up to…70 pitches.
- Put another way, Gee only threw 43 more pitches than Steve Cishek threw in one inning.
- Speaking of that one inning, Cishek took the loss, blowing his second save in three chances.
- Dee Gordon went 2 for 4, raising his average to .395, and keeping his MLB hits lead.