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Bay, Duda lead Mets to 3-2 victory over Marlins

When Jason Bay goes right he can single-handedly lead an offensive unit, the outfielder seems closer and closer to finally figure things out as a Met-and proved it tonight in leading New York (65-69) to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Marlins (60-75).

Bay isn’t the only threat offensively though, as the Mets were able to find plenty of offensive contributions from their lineup in the victory. Jose Reyes and David Wright both recorded two hits each, and Lucas Duda recorded the hit that propelled the Mets to victory.

The Marlins were able to jump on the board first, but the Mets were able to make another classic comeback-mounting a comeback in the later parts of the game.

The rally for New York began in the bottom of the fourth, as a Nick Evans’ RBI single, cut into the Marlins lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Bay was able to cash in-in a clutch situation to tie the game up at 2-2.

Duda recorded the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh-as the Mets pen took things the rest of the way as the trio of: Manny Acosta (W, 2-1), Jason Isringhausen and the new closer Bobby Parnell (S, 3) blanked the Fish for the rest of the game.

These two teams will conclude this series on Thursday, as newest-acquisition Miguel Batista (3-2, 4.60 ERA) takes on Clay Hensley (2-5, 5.40 ERA). First pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.

Written on September 1, 2011

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