In a season full of steep odds and near-impossible feats, the battered-but-not-broken Mets eked out a 6-5 extra inning victory over the Marlins in the first game of this three-game series in Miami. Prior to the game, the Mets put two more playersete Alonso and Tommy Huntern the injured list to bring the total number of players on the IL up to sixteen. Of the players on the Mets Opening Day lineup Stephen Tarpley Pet Jersey , just two are not on the injured list then hit a chopper on the infield that he legged out for an infield hit, sending Hager to third with the go-ahead run with nobody out. Brandon Drury, called up and playing first base for the injured Alonso, then struck out. Johneshwy Fargas then hit one right on the nose Patrick Mazeika Pet Jersey , but Chisolm made a jumping grab at second base to rob him of a hit. Hope remained alive when James McCann, pinch hitting for Familia in the pitcher spot, walked to load the bases. But Jonathan Villar, who had come up big for the Mets in the past, grounded out to first to end the inning. Edwin Daz looked positively filthy in his inning of work in bottom of the tenth and was really the only Mets reliever to have a relatively easy inning. With one out, a passed ball by James McCann advanced the Marlins free baserunner to third. But Daz promptly struck out the next two batters swinging to put the inning to bed. Jonathan Villar began the top of the eleventh on second base for the Mets and advanced to third on a Francisco Lindor single. However, he committed a horrific base-running blunder by getting picked off third base carrying the go-ahead run, which took all of the air out of the Mets rally. Adam Cimberhe last reliever in the Marlins bullpenhen made quick work of Cameron Maybin and Dominic Smith on two popups to retire the side. Drew Smith was tasked with stranding Anderson as the free Marlins runner in the top of the twelfth and he did so, which ultimately earned him the win. But it didn come without a little heartburn. Garrett Cooper led off the inning with a productive groundout that advanced Anderson to third. After Smith registered a key strikeout of the catcher Sandy Len for the second out, the Mets walked Magneuris Sierra intentionally to get to the pitcher spot because the Marlins were forced to send up Cimber, having run out of pitchers. Cimber did make solid contact though, and for a fleeting, heart attack-inducing moment, it looked as if the ball might fall in for a walk-off hit. However, Maybin came striding over to make the running catch and preserve the tie. Cimber was forced to go a second inning for the Marlins and the submariner did not look as sharp in the twelfth as he did in the eleventh https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Corey_Oswalt_Face_Mask-168 . With Dominic Smith standing on second to start the inning carrying the go-ahead run, Jake Hager slapped a single up the middle for his first major league hit, advancing Smith to third. Wilfredo Tovar then struck out swinging and the Mets sent Khalil Lee to the plate as the pinch hitter with one out. Until that at-bat, Lee had been 0-for-8 with eight strikeouts in his big league career. But he came through, lacing a double to drive in Smith with the go-ahead run. Johneshwy Fargas then followed, sending a ball to right field that skidded past a diving Adam Duvall, allowing two more runs to score to make the score 6-3 Mets. Fargas sped around third base and DiSarcina once again acted aggressively and got punished for it, as Fargas was nabbed at home and the dream of an inside the park home run died. James McCann made a fantastic pick to complete the twin killing. A run scored on the play to cut the Mets lead to a razor-thin 6-5 margin, but the Mets gladly traded the run for two key outs. Luis Rojas then pulled the lefty Loup in favor of Jacob Barnes to face the righty Adam Duvall. Barnes got Duvall to fly out to left field to close the door on the rollercoaster game, earning his first save of the season https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Jose_Martinez_Pet_Jersey-262 . Somehow, the Mets will have to cobble together a bullpen game in the second game of this three-game series in Miami. Pablo Lpez will take the hill for the Marlins, but with a decimated bullpen behind him.