The New York Mets’ lineup came alive in the seventh inning, blowing apart Marlins’ reliever Brad Ziegler on six straight hits for four runs.

After seemingly falling asleep for the first six innings of tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins, the New York Mets‘ hitters came alive in the seventh, scoring five runs and taking the lead.

  • Final Score: Mets 8 (13-15), Marlins 7 (12-16)
  • W: Jerry Blevins (2-0)
  • L: Brad Ziegler (1-2)
  • S: Jeurys Familia (3)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, New York

The Bats Keep-A-Rollin’

The Mets ran over Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler in that special seventh, gathering six straight hits on the former closer, leading to four runs scoring and a tie game.

Here’s that scoring sequence that led to tonight’s win:

Rough Night For Rafael

Rafael Montero, who was called up after Noah Syndergaard was placed on the disabled list, lasted just 3.2 innings tonight, letting in five earned runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out four.

With Syndergaard expected to be out for at least two months, the Mets may be forced to have Montero play a big role in the MLB rotation, though tonight’s rough outing didn’t do him any favors.

What Else to Know From Tonight

T.J. Rivera had himself a night from the two hole, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, three RBIs and a home run in the first inning. Rivera was also a major part of the team’s comeback in the seventh, hitting an RBI double.

Curtis Granderson continued to show he may be coming out of his season-long funk, going 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk. He was intentionally walked before a bases loaded free pass for Wilmer Flores scored Michael Conforto as the eventual game-winning run.

The bullpen held up strong after the comeback, with Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia shutting the proverbial door to the tune of three innings pitched, allowing just two hits total with two K’s.

Up Next Tomorrow

The Mets will take on the Marlins and starter Odrisamer Despaigne at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow, with the struggling Robert Gsellman expected to be on the bump in opposition of the former San Diego Padre.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.