One of the defining qualities of a winning team is finding ways to win. Over the past few years, the New York Mets have found ways to lose. It may only be April, but the 2014 Mets have shown that they can find ways to win. The Mets are below average statistically in nearly every offensive category, but thanks to strong pitching and clutch hits late in games they have won 13 of their first 23 games. The Mets won in walk-off fashion last night, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth against Miami Marlins' closer Steve Cishek to steal a 4-3 win.
The Mets (13-10) have won three in a row, and will look to make it four tonight as they resume their three game series with the Marlins (10-13). The Mets will send Jenrry Mejia (3-0, 1.99 ERA) to the mound. Mejia has been outstanding for the Mets over the season's first month, and is coming off a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals his last time out. The Marlins will counter with right hander Kevin Slowey (0-0, 4.15 ERA), who is seeking his first win of 2014. First pitch for tonight's game at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.
New York Mets Lineup:
- LF Eric Young Jr
- CF Curtis Granderson
- 3B David Wright
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- RF Bobby Abreu
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- SS Ruben Tejada
- SP Jenrry Mejia
- The Mets climbed into second place in the National League East with their win last night.
- Mets' starting pitchers are 6-3 with a 1.81 ERA over their last 11 games.
- Mejia is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA in his career against the Marlins.
- The Mets have won 18 of their last 25 games against the Marlins at Citi Field.
- Bobby Abreu will get a start in right field as Chris Young gets a day off. Curtis Granderson will slide over to center in his place.