For the Mets the night was headed from no-no to “No no!” until John Buck drove a Steve Cishek pitch through the middle in the 10th inning at Marlins Park.
Zack Wheeler’s no-hit bid had long ended by then but the Mets were allowed to celebrate the more mundane: a 4-2 victory over the Marlins in the fourth extra-inning game between the division rivals this season.
The Mets (48-56) won their second straight recovering from a disastrous eighth inning in which they failed to score the go-ahead run with Marlon Byrd on third base and nobody out. In the 10th they loaded the bases with nobody out before the former Marlins catcher Buck smacked a two-run single.
It came after Wheeler took a no-hitter into the seventh and got the first out. Logan Morrison then walked and Ed Lucas singled on Wheeler’s 80th pitch of the night. Before the inning was finished Wheeler has surrendered two runs to make it 2-2.
“I felt smooth about my mechanics the rhythm was good” Wheeler said. “I did get away wit...