Found September 23, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
Mlb-mets-giants
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over Miami on Sunday, their seventh straight against the Marlins. Scott Hairston led off the inning with a single, took second on a passed ball by Rob Brantly, and was safe at third when pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin beat the throw on what would have been an inning-ending double play. Instead, pinch-hitter Fred Lewis was intentionally walked after Valdespin was allowed to take second. Tejada lined a pitch from right-hander Ryan Webb (4-3) into shallow left field and sprinted toward first with his finger in the air as the rest of the Mets poured out of the dugout. David Wright hit a two-run homer in the first and Bobby Parnell (5-4) pitched the top of the ninth for the win. Mets starter Chris Young had another nice start at home, but he still hasn't won a game at Citi Field this season. On Sunday, he allowed one earned run in six innings, but a throwing error by catcher Kelly Shoppach allowed the tying run to score. Young struck out five and walked two. The Mets are 3 1-2 games ahead of the Marlins out of last place in the NL East. The Mets are 11-4 against the Marlins this season. Miami starter Ricky Nolasco struck out five in seven innings, allowing five hits and two runs. In Nolasco's previous four starts, he was 3-0 with four earned runs and 20 strikeouts against one walk in 30 innings. Young has been a brighter spot than his record would indicate. In 11 of his 19 starts, he's allowed two or fewer earned runs, but is 4-3 with four no-decisions. He has struck out more than two batters for every one he's walked and worked his way into a spot as a reliable starter heading into next season. On Sunday, he had one bad inning, and a sacrifice fly and an error were enough to tie the game. Brantly and Gil Velazquez led off the fifth with singles and after they were bunted over, Bryan Peterson hit a sacrifice fly that scored a run and moved Velazquez to third. Gorkys Hernandez singled and stole second base, drawing a throw from Shoppach that sailed into center field, tying the game. At Citi Field this season, Young has seven quality starts in which he's 0-4. Wright put the Mets ahead in the first inning with a two-run homer to left-center field against Nolasco. It was the sixth homer of his career against Nolasco. Wright is 25 for 63 against the Marlins righty. NOTES: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia makes his second start of the season, facing Pittsburgh RHP Kyle McPherson. Both pitchers are 0-1. ... Marlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi is set to face Atlanta on Tuesday following an off day. ... Young led off the third inning with a long double over the head of LF Petersen, but the top of the Mets order stranded him. ... Former Mets star Jose Reyes walked to start the third, stole second and went to third on a passed ball. He was nearly picked off, but wound up being stranded instead. ... A fan down the right field line wore a Santa Claus outfit. Santa was seen leaping at a foul ball hit by Wright, but it was over the fan's head.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

In Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Marlins, R.A. Dickey delivered another spectacular performance for the Mets and improved his record to 19-6 while lowering his ERA to a league leading 2.66 for the season. Dickey became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win 19 games, throw 220 innings and strikeout 200 or more in a single season, joining the elite company of Tom Seaver,...

Tejada Comes Through In The Ninth In Mets 3-2 Win Over The Marlins

Ruben Tejada delivered the knock-out blow with a bases loaded walk-off single in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 victory at Citi Field this afternoon over the Marlins. With the win the Mets complete their first sweep at home in over three months. Game Highlights David Wright went 1-for-4 and got the Mets on the board with his 19th home run of the season: a two-run blast...

Dickey wins number 19 with masterful performance

R.A.DICULOUS: There hasn’t been much New York Mets fans have to cheer about since the second-half  began.  Heck.  There hasn’t been many reasons to watch the Mets over that span.  That, however, is never the case when R.A. Dickey toes the rubber. While Citi Field has been a ghost town for much of the second half, 30,332 fans showed up on Saturday afternoon to watch Dickey...

Finishing Strong Could Give Mets Momentum For 2013

David Wright was in full salvage mode yesterday, both from a team and individual perspective, After a blazing first half in which he carried the Mets, he’s fallen off dramatically and with his fall so has his team. There have been numerous times during the Mets’ dreadful second half when they could have turned things around, but failed. Now mathematically eliminated and after...

Mejia Looks For His First Win As Mets Take On The Bucs

Monday, September 24, 2012 • 7:10 PM Citi Field • Flushing, NY RHP Kyle McPherson (0-1, 2.25) vs. RHP Jenrry Mejia (0-1, 9.00) Starting Lineup Fred Lewis, rf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Ike Davis, 1b Scott Hairston, cf Lucas Duda, lf Ruben Tejada, ss Josh Thole, c Jenrry Mejia, rhp The Mets start their final home series of the season tonight as they host the Pirates...

Pirates vs Mets: Mejia Takes The Hill As Mets Look For Fourth Straight Win

Monday, September 24, 2012 • 7:10 PM Citi Field • Flushing, NY RHP Kyle McPherson (0-1, 2.25) vs. RHP Jenrry Mejia (0-1, 9.00) Starting Lineup Fred Lewis, rf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Ike Davis, 1b Scott Hairston, cf Lucas Duda, lf Ruben Tejada, ss Josh Thole, c Jenrry Mejia, rhp The Mets start their final home series of the season tonight as they host the Pirates...

Today’s Mets Meme

Chris Young And Mets Look To Complete Sweep Of The Marlins

Sunday, September 23, 2012 • 1:10 PM Citi Field • Flushing, NY RHP Ricky Nolasco (12-12, 4.42) vs. RHP Chris Young (4-8, 4.37) Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Scott Hairston – RF Lucas Duda – LF Andres Torres – CF Kelly Shoppach – C Chris Young – RHP The Mets go for the sweep today against the Marlins...

Mets 4, Marlins 3

R.A. Dickey earned his 19th victory with a strong performance, Jason Bay and Scott Hairston homered and the New York Mets barely held on in the ninth inning for their second straight home win, 4-3 over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Just hours after the Mets snapped a nine-game losing streak at Citi Field on Friday and scored more than three runs in their home ballpark for the first...

Mets 6, Pirates 2

Ike Davis connected twice and reached a career-high 30 homers, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings for his first major league win and the New York Mets beat the plummeting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Davis had a career-best five RBIs and David Wright had a run-scoring single to move within two hits of tying Ed Kranepool's franchise...

From Left Field: Francesa Should Lay Off The Mets

Mike Francesa Has anyone been listening to Mike Francesa absolutely kill the Mets on WFAN lately? Most likely many of you have, since Francesa garners a large audience, and rightfully so. He is a knowledgeable sports personality that commands respect based on his reputation. But seriously, talk about something other than degrading the Mets. This whole past week, Francesa has been...

Mets beat Marlins 4-3 securing R.A. Dickey's 19th win

The New York Mets (68-83) beat the Miami Marlins (66-86) 4-3, today at Citi Field from Flushing, NY. W - R.A. Dickey (19-6), L - Mark Buehrle (13-13), S - Jon Rauch (4) Game Stats: R.A. Dickey was amazing once again and is inching closer to the NL CY Young award. He went 8 plus innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 4 batters. Jon Rauch gave up a three...

Laborious Fruit

If there's one thing we can be thankful for, it's that R.A. Dickey has pretty much single-handedly saved 2012 from being in the conversation for most depressing season of all time. 1993 and 2009 are still the two undisputed kings of that category. 2012 falls in the group of seasons that is starting to run together. 2010-2012, to me, has been one long season. 2013 and maybe...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.