The Mets were fortunate to pull out a victory over the hapless Marlins in the bottom of the 9th, concluding on a shot down the 3B line by Marlon Byrd.
Nice timely hit by Byrd, but the real big blow was the hitter before, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, blooped a ball to LF where the poor throwing Juan Pierre floated a bubble to 3rd base to try and get Ruben Tejada, which wasn't even close. Captain Kirk, displaying great base-running skills, took a huge turn around first with his back to homeplate. When the soft throwing Pierre floated the hot-air-balloon of a throw to third, Nieuwenhuis was off like a shot to second.
It was nice to see the young CF get a timely hit, and hopefully he can build upon that offensively.
The Mets play in the City of Cheese Steaks tonight where they will field:
1. Nieuwenhuis - CF
2. Murphy - 2B
3. Wright - 3B
4. Davis - 1B
5. Byrd - RF
6. Duda - LF
7. Buck - C
8. Tejada - SS
9. Harvey - RSP
Matt Harvey will take on Roy Halladay. Harvey has been getting some pub, and deservedly so. He has pitched very well, and has left many a batter shaking their head at a called Strike Three! Let's see how the kid stands up to Roy Halladay.