Batista beats Marlins to win Mets debutSep 2, 2011 - 4:23 AM
Miguel Batista (4-2) tossed six solid innings in his Mets debut, limiting Florida to two runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts to record his 100th career win. New York signed the 40-year-old right-hander to a minor league deal in July after he was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.
"I'm very proud of my career. I'm very happy I got it out of the way," Batista said about his milestone.
Emilio Bonifacio had three RBI for the Marlins, who dropped four of five in the series.
Clay Hensley (2-6) allowed four runs -- two earned - on two hits and two walks in two-plus innings to absorb the loss.
Ahead 4-2, the Mets tacked on three more runs in the eighth. Duda doubled home Ruben Tejada, who was hit on the left hand by a pitch. After Wright drew a walk, Angel Pagan laid down a sacrifice bunt and Florida reliever Steve Cishek made an errant throw to first which enabled Duda to score. An RBI single by Mike Nickeas gave New York a five-run lead.
The Marlins refused to go away quietly in the ninth. With a runner on first and two gone, Jose Lopez doubled in front of Bonifacio's two-run single to center field.
Bobby Parnell relieved D.J. Carrasco and gave up an RBI double to pinch-hitter John Buck. Parnell retired Greg Dobbs on an infield popup to end the game and earn his fourth save.
Mike Stanton drove in Florida's first run with a sacrifice fly in the opening frame. Bonifacio delivered an RBI double in the second to put the Marlins up 2-0.
New York surged ahead with a four-run third. A fielding error by Bonifacio allowed Batista to reach base to start the inning. Jose Reyes singled and a hit batsman loaded the bases.
Burke Badenhop replaced Hensley on a 2-1 count to Wright after he walked Duda to force in a run. Wright then put the Mets in front with a two-run single up the middle. A throwing error by center fielder Bryan Petersen put two men in scoring position, which proved costly when Duda hustled home on a passed ball.
"We were sloppy tonight, no question," said Florida manager Jack McKeon.
New York catcher Josh Thole left Thursday's game in the top of the second inning with a left wrist contusion...The Mets recorded their 3,800th win.
- FLORIDA: 5
NEW YORK: 7
Sep 1 10:12 PM
- Pinch-Hitter John Buck doubled to right scored Emilio Bonifacio with two out. Runner on second and Greg Dobbs due up.
Marlins 5, Mets 7 Top 9, 2 OutsSep 1 10:10 PM
- Emilio Bonifacio singled to center scored Bryan Petersen and Jose Lopez with two out. Runner on first and Chris Hatcher due up.
Marlins 4, Mets 7 Top 9, 2 OutsSep 1 10:04 PM
- Mike Nickeas singled to left scored David Wright with one out. On the play, Jason Bay advances to second and Angel Pagan advances to third. Bases loaded and Manny Acosta due up.
Marlins 2, Mets 7 Bot 8, 1 OutSep 1 9:46 PM
- Angel Pagan sacrificed, reached first on Steve Cishek's throwing error scored Lucas Duda. On the play, David Wright advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Jason Bay due up.
Marlins 2, Mets 6 Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 1 9:41 PM
- Lucas Duda doubled to center scored Ruben Tejada with none out. Runner on second and David Wright due up.
Marlins 2, Mets 5 Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 1 9:35 PM
- Lucas Duda scored on a Brett Hayes passed ball with one out. David Wright advances to third. Runner on third and Jason Bay at the plate.
Marlins 2, Mets 4 Bot 3, 1 OutSep 1 8:18 PM
- David Wright singled to center scored Jose Reyes and Ruben Tejada with none out. On the play, Wright advances to second and Lucas Duda advances to third on Bryan Petersen's throwing error. Runners on second and third with Angel Pagan due up.
Marlins 2, Mets 3 Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 1 8:14 PM
- Miguel Batista scored on the Lucas Duda walk with none out. Bases loaded and David Wright due up.
Marlins 2, Mets 1 Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 1 8:08 PM
- Emilio Bonifacio doubled to right scored Brett Hayes with two out. Runner on second and Omar Infante due up.
Marlins 2, Mets 0 Top 2, 2 OutsSep 1 7:41 PM
- Mike Stanton sacrifice fly out to right scored Emilio Bonifacio with two out. Runner on first and Logan Morrison due up.
Marlins 1, Mets 0 Top 1, 2 OutsSep 1 7:19 PM
- FLORIDA: 0
NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 1 7:11 PM
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