miami – Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning as the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday night.
boricua Javier Bezo He blew the fence and doubled for the Mets who started the day four games behind Atlanta, the NL former leader and four and a half games behind the second wild card.
“You just have to come back the next day and try again”, said Baez after the game. “That’s why you go day by day, step by step. That’s all you can control. We’ll see what happens next week”
Chisholm sent 97 mph fastball into the upper deck seats from Juris Familia (9–4) for his 15th home run. He also hit a producer ground ball in the sixth inning.
At 2-2, New York missed Pete Alonso’s 3-pointer off reliever Anthony Bender in the eighth inning. Bender retired to the infield with ground shots to Baez and JD Davis.
Michael Conforto had a deliberate go before Richard Blair (3-2) was relieved and pinch hitter Jeff McNeill was dropped from the groundout.
Dylan Floro took a perfect ninth for the ninth defense.
The Marlins leveled the score at 2-2 in the seventh inning with three infield hits and an error on a throw by reliever Brad Hand.
For the Mets, Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor 4-0. Baij scored two runs at 3-2 and scored an RBI.
For Marlins, Miguel Rojas of Venezuela 4-1; Sandy Lyon 3-2. Dominican Brian de la Cruz 4-0; Jesus Sanchez 3-0; Levine Diaz 3-0; Magneris Sierra 2-0. Puerto Rican Isan Diaz 3-2 with a run. Jesus Luzardo of Peru 1-0.