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Marlins reliever Chad Qualls took a tumble after escaping late trouble, but Miami stumbled in the 10th inning when John Buck hit a tiebreaking two-run single that lifted the New York Mets to a 4-2 win Tuesday night.
Zack Wheeler took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Juan Lagares had three hits and two RBIs for the Mets.
Donovan Solano and Jake Marisnick had consecutive RBI singles after Ed Lucas got Miami's first hit with one out in the seventh to tie it 2-all.
The Mets threatened in the eighth when Marlon Byrd led off with a triple but Qualls struck out Ike Davis, got Buck to ground out and two batters later struck out Omar Quintanilla to end the inning.
Leaving the mound after the strike-three call against Quintanilla, Qualls punched the air in celebration as he headed toward the Marlins' dugout. But as he threw the punch, he snagged his right cleat in the infield grass, his own forward momentum sending him tumbling to the ground.
Qualls could be seen smiling with his teammates in the Marlins dugout shortly after.
Scott Atchison (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the victory and Bobby Parnell pitched the 10th for his 22nd save in 26 opportunities.
Steve Cishek (3-6) allowed two runs and three hits in two innings. Cishek retired the Mets in order in the ninth before allowing back-to-back singles by David Wright and Marlon Byrd to begin the 10th.
Cishek then walked Davis to load the bases for Buck, who drove in Wright and Byrd with a base hit up the middle for a 4-2 lead.
Parnell walked one in the ninth before earning his second save in two days.
Wheeler, a 23-year old rookie making his eighth major league start, retired the first 11 batters he faced before walking Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth.
After a walk to Logan Morrison, Lucas broke up Wheeler's no-hit bid with a hard-hit one-out single to right in the seventh. Solano and Marisnick each singled in a run to tie it 2-2.
Wheeler got Jeff Mathis to bounce into a double play to get out of the jam ending his night.
Wheeler allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked three while throwing 64 of his 87 pitches for strikes.
Wright led off the fourth with a double and Buck walked with two outs before Lagares tripled to right-center field to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.
Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs, four hits, and five walks in six innings. He struck out four.
NOTES: Lagares is hitting .369 (24 of 65) with 13 RBIs in 21 games in July. ... Marlins LF Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 batting lead-off for the first time and is hitless in his last 15 at-bats. ... Miami reliever Steve Ames made his major league debut in the seventh. ... RHP Henderson Alvarez (1-1, 2.64 ERA) will start Wednesday's game for the Marlins against Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia (1-0, 0.00 ERA).
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Chad Qualls is athletic enough to pitch, but not to pump his fist.
Qualls, 34, has pitched for the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Yankees, Blue Jays, and many more major league teams since 2004.
Qualls is a qualified and proven middle reliever in baseball. Yet, as proven during yesterday’s game against the Mets, Qualls is certainly no Tiger woods.
Shown in the video below, Qualls falls...
Even when the Marlins make a quality play, something goes wrong.
Reliever Chad Qualls became the latest victim of that fact Tuesday night, when he botched the execution of his celebratory fist pump and ended up taking a tumble on the infield grass.
Qualls escaped his one inning of relief unscathed — on the stat sheet, at least — but the Marlins were not so lucky. The Mets touched...
Hoo boy. If the sight of Chad Qualls emphatically celebrating a strikeout by pumping his fist and then falling down after he stomps off the mound doesn’t epitomize the current incarnation of the beleaguered ball club that is the Miami Marlins, what does? Qualls, after retiring Mets infielder Omar Quintanilla in the top of 8th [...]The post Marlins pitcher Chad Qualls celebrates...
Marlins reliever Chad Qualls had one heck of a celebration after recording the final out in the New York Mets' eighth inning in Miami on Tuesday night.
Qualls entered a tie game in the top of the eighth, but he surrendered a leadoff triple to Marlon Byrd.
However, the right-hander escaped the jam, leading to his awkward celebration roll -- or flop . Qualls, who is with his...
Let me set the scene for you here:
Mets outfielder led off the top of the eighth inning with a triple off Marlins reliever Chad Qualls. Qualls proceeded to keep Byrd stranded at third by striking out Omar Quintanilla for the third out of the inning. Qualls got a bit too giddy going for the fist pump while walking toward the dugout and paid for it.
Miami Marlins pitcher Chad Qualls celebrated his strikeout against the New York Mets with a self-congratulating fist pump…followed by a trip...
Miami Marlins reliever Chad Qualls wins the award for “Fist Pump Fail of the Year”. Qualls takes a tumble after an emphatic fist pump to end the inning and an embarrassing walk back to the dugout.
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Chad Qualls got a strikeout and a knockdown on the same play.
The Miami Marlins reliever gave up a leadoff triple to the New York Mets' Marlon Byrd to lead off the eighth inning Tuesday night, then fought his way out of the jam to preserve a 2-all tie. He struck out Ike Davis, got John Buck to ground out and two batters later struck out Omar Quintanilla to end the inning.
It’s a good thing there was only a handful of people at Marlins stadium to see Chad Quals’ his fail. As if playing for the Miami Marlins wasn’t embarrassing enough.
Miami Marlins reliever Chad Qualls decided to fist pump after striking out Omar Quintanilla to end the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s Mets/Marlins game in Miami. It didn’t go so well for Qualls, as he somehow managed to fall over in the process. [Continue Reading]
It’s true – Miami, though terrible, and not worth watching – can still serve a purpose. Thanks Chad!
It's one of those rare highlights that turned into something else entirely...
What would you call this action after a strike out...???
A fist pump-trip-blown tire-somersault should just about cover it...
GIF: Qualls falls doing a fist-pump
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Miami Marlins reliever Chad Qualls squeaked out of trouble in the eighth inning of tonight’s game against the Mets. After allowing a leadoff triple to Marlon Byrd, he struck out Ike Davis, got John Buck to ground out, and then struck out Omar Quintanilla on three pitches to strand Byrd and end the inning with the game tied 2-2.
For Qualls it...
It’s not Reds-related or even NLC-related, but Chad Qualls’ stumble after a fist pump last night makes me snort ever time I see it.
Dusty Baker hasn’t given a single word of disapproval so far. Just goes to show that if Aroldis Chapman had just pumped his fist first, then those forward rolls wouldn’t have gotten him in any trouble.
I’ll tumble for ya T…This is kind of embarrassing. Marlins reliever Chad Qualls’ graceful tumble after he overcame a lead off triple by New York Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd to keep the game knotted at 2-2 in the seventh inning. Sometimes celebrating too hard can cost you, just ask Bill Gramatica. To SEE MORE GIFS Click here.-TOMatt harvey Wants Jeter StatusPitchers Audition...