Pitching has spurred the New York Mets' recent surge.
That could continue while visiting the punchless Miami Marlins.
The Mets are hoping rookie Jeremy Hefner can keep them rolling with another dazzling effort as they go for a sixth win in seven games Saturday night against the Marlins.
New York's staff has compiled a 2.00 ERA while holding opponents to a .208 batting average while winning five of six. The bullpen, ranked the worst in baseball with a 4.82 ERA, has allowed just six hits while throwing 13 1-3 scoreless innings in that span.
The Mets (62-70) didn't need any relievers Friday in the opener of this three-game set as R.A. Dickey tossed a five-hitter and struck out seven in a 3-0 win. The knuckleballer tied the league lead with his 17th win, and became the first Met to reach that number since Al Leiter in 1998.
Hefner (2-5, 4.65 ERA) may be looking to draw some inspiration from Dickey's outing again.
The right-hander followed Dickey's previous win with his best perfor...