On May 23rd, the Miami Marlins visited the New York Mets at Citi Field trying to split a six-game road trip.
Eventual National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom was in fine form throughout, striking out eight Marlins in seven shutout innings. Dan Straily nearly matched him. Straily whiffed five in six innings, with a Brandon Nimmo solo shot in the fifth inning marring his otherwise scoreless outing.
Nick Wittgren worked a perfect seventh, and Adam Conley earned his first win of the season with a scoreless eighth.
In the ninth inning, Mets closer Jeurys Familia came in to shut the door on the Marlins for a 1-0 victory, but it didn’t happen that way. After a Lewis Brinson groundout, Martin Prado singled into left field to put the game-tying run on first. Derek Dietrich doubled into right field, bringing pinch-runner Yadiel Rivera to third base.
With runners on the corners and only one out, J.T. Realmuto singled to score Rivera. Dietrich came around, but was thrown out at the plate by center fielder Michael Conforto. With two out and the winning run on second base, Familia intentionally walked Justin Bour, then Realmuto came home on a Starlin Castro RBI-single.
Marlins closer Brad Ziegler collected his ninth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
"The win was huge for us, to be able to finish the road trip on a positive note. It was good to win the series against a real good team over there. Hopefully, we can carry some momentum into the homestand. – Realmuto, as reported on MLB.COM by Bill Ladson."