The Mets beat the Marlins 7-4 in 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning thanks to Nick Evans — and no thanks to Bobby Parnell, who extended the game by blowing yet another save.
Making his second start for the Mets, 40-year-0ld Miguel Batista went six innings, allowing just one run. He kept the Mets in the game, pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the third. He didn’t factor in the decision, but he has quickly become the Mets second most reliable starter. How sad is that?
Justin Turner broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with an RBI single (below). Turner went three-for-five with two walks on the night.
With the score tied at one in the sixth, Evans came through with an RBI single of his own. The Marlins tied the game at two and then in the eighth it was Evans again with another RBI single to make it 3-2.
Angel Pagan added an RBI double in the ninth to make it 4-2 which was crucial because Parnell blew it in the bottom of the inning. With runners on first and second and two outs, former Met Mike Cameron crushed a double off the wall in left. Two runs scored to tie the game at four.
Then in the 12th, the Mets had runners on first and third when Evans came through again with a third RBI single. The Mets would add to more runs for a comfortable 7-4 lead. Josh Stinson came on and for his first career save.
The Mets win a four and a half hour marathon that ended near 1 am — and that does not include the one and a half hour rain delay to start the game. One long night of baseball.