Mets Win In 10, Hernandez Honored
On Saturday the Mets took the field for a day game after losing to their division rival, the Marlins Friday night. Prior to first pitch a Mets legend was honored as Keith Hernandez, who played for NY from 1983-1989 had his number 17 retired.
The game itself lived up to the bill as well, as the Mets came back to beat the Marlins 5-4 in 10 innings. Back-up catcher Tomas Nido scored off of a Miami pitcher’s throwing error winning the game after reaching base via a double.
New York’s Pete Alonso honored Hernandez by wearing stirrups and sporting a mustache, which may have helped him connect on a homer as well.
Carlos Carrasco provided the Mets with 5.2 innings giving up 3 runs on the days. They’ve taken two of three vs. Miami in this four game series. The series concludes Sunday with Sandy Alcantara taking the ball for Miami, and Taijuan Walker getting the nod for New York.