Miami Marlins Game Recap: Steve Cishek Blows Game for Marlins

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Apr 27, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) celebrates after hitting a three run home to drive in first baseman Lucas Duda (left) during the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off a series sweep of the Washington Nationals and a 5-game overall winning streak, the New York Mets came to town on Monday. The Mets beat the Marlins 3-1 and improved to 5-0 against the Miami Marlins in 2015.

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Pace of play a problem? Not for the Miami Marlins and New York Mets on Monday night. The two teams played a game that wrapped up in under two hours.

Neither team mustered much offense until the last two inning, as both Jarred Cosart (Marlins) and Dillon Gee (Mets), were in control of the game the majority of the night.

Cosart piched 8 scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits, but he walked three and struck out just two. Cosart was at 93 pitches when he was lifted after his 8th inning, but manager Mike Redmond‘s decision to pull Cosart worked out for the Marlins, for a short time.

In the bottom of the eight inning, Red decided to pinch hit Justin Bour in Cosart’s place, with two outs in the inning. The decision paid off, as Bour singled to get on board. He was then pinch ran for by Reid Brignac, who smartly advanced to third on a Dee Gordon single. Martin Prado drove in Brignac to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

Enter Steve Cishek in the 9th inning, in his third save attempt of the season. Unfortunately, things didn’t fall into place for Cishek, as the first batter of the inning, Juan Lagares, doubled on a fly ball center fielder Marcell Ozuna misjudged. After a Lucas Duda walk and Michael Cuddyer fly out, Daniel Murphy sent a ball into the seats to dissolve the Marlins lead.

With a 3-1 lead, the Mets turned to  Jeurys Familia to pitch a 1-2-3 9th inning to give the Mets their 15th win of the season. The Marlins are now 7 games back of the Mets in the National League East.

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