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Mets score five runs in 30 innings to drop back to back games against Marlins

After a 10-1 explosion on Wednesday in a victory over Washington and rainouts on Thursday and Friday, the Mets dropped back to back extra inning games against the Marlins on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday the Mets wasted a strong start from Matt Harvey, who gave up just one run in seven innings, as their impotent offense could only score one against the Marlins’ Jose Fernandez. This game turned into a marathon as Shaun Marcum came in for the Mets to pitch eight innings of one run ball in relief.

Marcum would eventually get the loss 2-1, allowing a run in the 20th inning off a single by Adeiny Hechavarria. Kevin Slowey pitched seven shutout innings in relief to get the win before Steve Cisheck came on to record the save. The game was the longest in baseball in three years and by far the longest in the short history of Citi Field.

On Sunday both teams laced up again and for the second straight day could not decide the game in nine innings. This time the Mets fell behind in the 10th inning on an error by Daniel Murphy who was attempting to turn a double play when the ball glanced off his glove, allowing a run to score.

The Mets would allow three more runs in the innings, as a Miguel Olivo two run homer gave the Marlins an 8-4 lead. The Mets led 4-1 early on two RBI’s by Murphy and David Wright. They held a slim lead in the eighth inning when Scott Rice served up the game tying home run to Derek Dietrich.

Bobby Parnell would give up the runs in the 10th and earn his third loss of the year. After the game the Mets made some roster moves, sending Ike Davis and his .161 batting average down to the minors.

By Sam Jackson

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