The New York Mets doubled their pleasure against the Florida Marlins this evening, hitting 4 doubles (2 by Ike Davis who had a career high 4 hits) among their 10 total hits, and turning 2 inning-ending double plays, which helped the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Marlins.Â The win was the second consecutive for the Mets over the Marlins coming off a 6-game losing streak to them, and assured the Mets a win of this 3-game series.
The Mets put 2 on the board in the 2nd.Â Davis led off with a double, then David Wright walked.Â Davis moved to third on a Rod Barajas fly ball out to deep center.Â Jeff Francoeur followed with an RBI single making it 1-0 Mets.Â Rookie Ruben Tejada then doubled to right to drive in Wright and after 2 it was 2-0 Mets.
Angel Pagan doubled to lead off the bottom of the 3rd.Â 1 out later Davis singled to drive in Pagan, then Wright hit a 2-run homer to left and after 3 it was 5-0 Mets.
The Mets scored their final run in the 5th.Â With 2 outs Davis doubled to right knocking Marlins starter Nate Robertson (4-5) from the game.Â Reliever Brian Sanches came on and was greeted by a Wright RBI-single to center driving in Davis to make it 6-0.
Mets starter Jon Niese (2-2), fresh off the disabled list, was in control most of the day.Â In the 7th he tired a bit, allowing the Marlins their only run.Â With 1 out Dan Uggla doubled then advanced to third base on a wild pitch.Â After a Cody Ross walk, Ronny Paulino singled to drive in Uggla to make it 6-1.Â Niese recovered to strike out Cameron Maybin and induce pinch-hitter Wes Helms to ground out softly to end the inning.Â Jenrry Mejia and Fernando Nieve each pitched a scoreless inning to finish up.