The New York Mets issued nine walks and it eventually caught up to them.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 37th homer, and Rob Brantly hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2 Monday night.
In the bottom of the eighth, Ramon Ramirez (3-4) allowed a leadoff walk to Carlos Lee and then allowed Lee to reach second on a wild pitch. Brantly followed with a double down the left-field line.
''In a situation with a man on second and nobody out you're hoping you can get a pitch to hit to the right side but with two strikes I'm going to try and battle my AB out and survive and get a good pitch up in the zone,'' Brantly said. ''It was away, but I got a good piece of bat on it.''
Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia made his first career start and did not allow a run in four innings. He walked six and struck out three.
''Too many walks,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''Jeurys did a nice job getting out of trouble. Again you saw quality,...