Marlins' hold Mets hitless through 7 innings


Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.

But madness governed the last four days here, which included the Mets' 16-inning win and two additional one-run games that the Marlins won in their final at-bat.

His second hit, now that was something smashing. Miguel Rojas doubled with one out, and a flawless relay from left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to Cabrera to the plate nailed Ozuna.

"It was an fantastic feeling". "It is something you dream about as a little kid".

NY has belted 16 homers in its first six road games of the season, sparked by Yoenis Cespedes' National League-leading six longballs.

Riddle connected off Addison Reed (0-1) right after the Mets made a ideal relay to prevent the winning run from scoring. "He didn't miss it".

Syndergaard left his first start of the season after six scoreless innings because of a blister, but he said that was unrelated to his issue with his nails. With one out in the fifth, Wilmer Flores hit a deep fly ball to left.

Jarlin Garcia and Kyle Barraclough kept the no-no going through seven innings.

"This was a odd series", second baseman Neil Walker said. "It's fun to be up here".

A throwing error by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera led to an unearned run in the first inning against Syndergaard.

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With the Mets trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Neil Walker became their first baserunner since the second when he reached on a leadoff bunt single. Mets RHP Jacob deGrom will face Marlins LHP Adam Conley in Saturday's third of this four-game series. After Ozuna was thrown out on the plate with what would have been the winning run, Riddle bailed out the Marlins with a pinch-hit shot to right-center. Riddle followed with his homer.

Straily threw just 50 of 93 pitched for strikes. "I was effectively wild". Ozuna received a big hug from Straily in the dugout in between innings.

Straily made it into the sixth before finally running out of steam. "That's the name of pitching". The Marlins almost had another run, but Justin Bour missed the plate on a slide. The Nationals' bullpen allowed only two baserunners and no runs in three inning.

"I think each start and each outing from here on in is going to be kind of a test", Harvey said. The Mets had other ideas, though, and came up with a pair of runs on three hits in the ninth off Phelps, who needed 33 pitches just to get out of the inning. Closer Addison Reed was brought into a tie game in the ninth and gave up a hit to Marcell Ozuna.

"It's huge for us to start like this", d'Arnaud said.

With throws like that, he won't have to bide his time much longer.

"As insane as it has been for me, the last three days have been some of the most fun I've had playing baseball", Conley said.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto not only won the game for the Miami Marlins, he also saved the bullpen. The lefty lowered his ERA to 0.84 through two starts with his new club. How did they lose the last three games of the series?

Slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is 0 for 11 against Syndergaard, was held out of Miami's starting lineup. Miami's Ichiro Suzuki returns to Seattle where he was a 10-time All-Star in 12 seasons.