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. 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. Davis led off with a double, then David Wright
walked. Davis moved to third on a Rod Barajas
fly ball out to deep center. Jeff Francoeur
followed with an RBI single making it 1-0 Mets. 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. 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. With 2 outs Davis doubled to right knocking Marlins starter Nate Robertson
(4-5) from the game. 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. In the 7th he tired a bit, allowing the Marlins their only run. With 1 out Dan Uggla
doubled then advanced to third base on a wild pitch. After a Cody Ross
walk, Ronny Paulino
singled to drive in Uggla to make it 6-1. Niese recovered to strike out Cameron Maybin
and induce pinch-hitter Wes Helms
to ground out softly to end the inning. Jenrry Mejia
and Fernando Nieve
each pitched a scoreless inning to finish up.Box score