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Starling Marte bails out Mets after bullpen blowup – The Denver Post

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The Mets have suddenly found an extra gear when they need it most.

After the bullpen blew a three-run lead in the top of the eighth, turning a 3-0 advantage into a 4-3 debacle, Starling Marte immediately answered with a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, helping the Mets along to a 5-4 defeat of the Guardians Sunday afternoon in the first game of a split-doubleheader.

Marte has struggled in the early going — .620 OPS on the season — however, his clutch 3-for-4 performance gave his club its fourth straight come-from-behind victory.

“With Starling, I think sometimes we got to keep in mind what he did this offseason [double groin surgery]. It’s not just going to happen overnight…

“He’s a very proud man, could you imagine having that type of [talent] at your…

Tribune News Service

2023-05-21 21:15:14

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