Mets outlast Marlins in 16 inning marathon

The Amazin's took their sweet time to clinch a victory, but Travis d'Arnaud provided the extra inning heroics on Thursday.

For those who had to: A. Get up early Friday and go to work, B. Get up Friday and go to school, or C. Had their DVR stop recording because it only allows for 3 and a half hours record time for a standard baseball game, here is what you may or may not have missed last night in Miami:


The longest game this season came in at a tidy 5 hours and 38 minutes.  It was the second longest game in Marlins history, with the other two longest games in the top 3 also against the Mets.


A total of 17 pitchers tossed 509 pitches.  The Marlins were forced to use Friday’s scheduled starter, Adam Conley, in the 16th to take the loss.  Conley’s appearance in the game means that he will not start as scheduled on Friday against Noah Syndergaard.  Edinson Volquez will now move up in the rotation.


Offensively, the game started off looking like it would be an all-out barnburner.  Marcel Ozuna smacked a Grand Slam off of Robert Gsellman in the 1st to give the Marlins the early lead, but the Mets battled back to take a 7-4 lead in the 5th, propelled by 2 more Cespedes bombs that totaled over 800 feet combined.  The lead would be short-lived as Miami responded with 4 in the bottom of the 5th to regain the lead.


Michael Conforto celebrated not being sent back to the minors with the return of Juan Lagares by doubling off of David Phelps to tie the game in the 8th.


In the 16th, Travis d’Arnaud joined in the homer parade with a long shot of his own to put the Mets up 9-8.  Hansel Robles was able to get Ozuna to line out, Justin Bour to strikeout and Giancarlo Stanton to fly out to deep right as the winning run to pick up the victory.


The victory gives the Mets a 5-game win streak and a 1.5 game lead over the Nationals as Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey scheduled to go this weekend.





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