The feel-good train known as the New York Mets just keeps on trucking along as tonight in Miami they take down the Marlins 5-1.
With the Washington Nationals fully engaged with the Arizona Diamondbacks right now (3-3 in the eighth-inning), the New York Mets now have a chance to go up two games in the NL East.
This, after their 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins down in South Beach.
.@Mets score 4 in 8th to break the tie and beat Marlins, 5-1. New York has won 5 in a row and hold lead in NL East. pic.twitter.com/Dyta3WO3h6
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 5, 2015
Mets score 4 runs in top 8th to beat Marlins, 5-1. New York has won 5 straight. Jonathon Niese earns his 6th win. pic.twitter.com/F7ooHzqVG2
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 5, 2015
METS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/Ly3ZsYebhp
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 5, 2015
The Mets benefited from a four run ninth-inning which featured a two-out rally this lineup wouldn’t have dreamed of pulling off just a week ago. While the inning was home run free, Juan Lagares delivered the two-run triple that gave his club the lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
.@juanlagares2 shoots that one in the gap and brings home both runs with a triple! And he’s fired up!! #LGM
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 5, 2015
Jon Niese received the start and pitched beautifully, just as he has since the birth of his child about a month ago. He only surrendered one run and four hits while striking out six over seven innings.
If he hadn’t done enough already, Wilmer Flores improved upon his status in this one. In the sixth-inning with the Mets trailing 1-0, he evaded J.T. Realmuto at the plate with an incredible slide off a Ruben Tejada RBI single.
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