Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/24/12
The night was supposed to be all about ex-Met Jose Reyes' return to New York in his splashy new Miami Marlins uniform. The more significant story, though, turned out to be a pair of gems thrown by aces injured in 2011, as Johan Santana and Josh Johnson locked up in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel in the first game of their three-game series at Citi Field on Tuesday. As it turned out, the bullpens decided the game as the Mets scratched out a run against Miami reliever Edward Mujica in the bottom of the eighth to edge the Marlins 2-1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled to open the inning, and after Ruben Tejada popped out trying to bunt him to second, Daniel Murphy singled Nieuwenhuis to third. David Wright struck out looking, but Lucas Duda smashed one off of Mujica's right hand for an infield hit as Nieuwenhuis raced home with the go-ahead run. "I was just looking to stay up the middle, not to try to pull it, and it worked out," said Duda. "I saw it ricochet off his hand, and I thought...
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