With Matt Harvey throwing another gem, the New York Mets survive a Marlins comeback bid to win their sixth straight.
When the term “The Dark Knight” starts showing up all over one’s Twitter feed, you quickly realize Matt Harvey is doing something noteworthy.
Tonight in Miami, Harvey and the New York Mets took care of business against the Marlins to win their sixth straight game.
Matt Harvey earns his 10th win as Mets beat Marlins, 8-6. Lucas Duda and Juan Uribe each drive home 3 runs. pic.twitter.com/Q7qbxNRBac
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 6, 2015
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 6, 2015
METS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/kjlI8ngKDN
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 6, 2015
Harvey was spectacular. His two hits allowed and six strikeouts over seven-innings is something New York is quickly becoming accustomed to once again: Harvey dominance.
The Marlins didn’t score until the ninth-inning as they did damage against newly acquired Eric O’Flaherty (four earned runs). Thankfully though, Jeurys Familia came in to put an end to the fire.
The story offensively surrounded Ruben Tejada who finished 3-4; Yoenis Cespedes who went 2-5 with 1 RBI; and Lucas Duda who collected two walks and three RBI.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 6, 2015
The Washington Nationals are currently trailing the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 8-2 in the ninth inning. Should the score remain the same, the Mets will then hold a two-game lead in the NL East.
New York will enjoy a well deserved off-day on Thursday and then head out to Tampa Bay for an Inter-League series with the Rays.[su_button url=”https://elitesportsny.com/2015/08/05/mlb-power-rankings-mets-blue-jays-climbing/” target=”blank” background=”#000080″ size=”10″ wide=”yes” radius=”0″]NEXT: MLB Post Deadline Power Rankings[/su_button]