Gaby Sanchez hit homers in back to back innings, and the Marlins took the middle game of the series.  The Mets fall to an even 50-50 with the loss.

Starters Clay Hensley and Chris Capuano swapped zeros until the 5th inning.  Then, the Mets were finally able to break through against Hensley, who had been dominating them as of late.  With 2 outs in the inning (when all their rallies seemingly get started), Jose Reyes got things started with an infield single.  After Justin Turner and Carlos Beltran walked to load the bases, David Wright smacked a 2-run single through the left side to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.

It all fell apart for Cap in the 6th inning, though.  4 Marlins crossed the plate, including home runs by Gaby Sanchez and Logan Morrison.  D.J. Carrasco didn’t fare much better in the next inning — he allowed 3 runs, including Sanchez’s second home run.  While the Mets would smack 2 solo shots in the 9th, the deficit would be too much to overcome.

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3 Up:

-1-2: The top of the order — Jose Reyes and Justin Turner — went a combined 6-9 on the night with 4 runs scored between them.

-The Home Run Ball: The teams combined for 5 of them on the night.

-Carlos Beltran: Continues to play well despite the trade rumors, as he got on base 4 times tonight.

3 Down:

-Everyone batting after David Wright: The first 4 hitters in the Mets lineup combined for 8 hits.  The rest of the lineup?  Just 1 — Lucas Duda’s pinch-hit solo shot in the 9th.

-Hanley Ramirez: No doubt one of the most talented players in the league, but his play this year has been disgraceful.  When your own teammates are calling you out on lack of effort publicly, there is reevaluating to do.

-D.J. Carrasco: When he entered the game, it was 4-3, Marlins.  After he left, it was 7-3 and pretty much game over.

On Deck: Rubber game tomorrow, 1:10 PM.

NYM Gee (9-3, 3.67 ERA) vs. FLA Sanchez (6-3, 3.52 ERA)