Tim Redding gave up a leadoff homer but settled down for a solid start as the Mets exploded with 17 hits en route to a 10-3 win over the Florida Marlins in Miami.
Dan Murphy went 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs, Anderson Hernandez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Jeff Francoeur notched a 2-for-5 day with 2 RBIs. Angel Pagan and Fernando Tatis each hit solo homers.
Chris Coghlan’s first-inning blast advanced our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,610 New York Mets games without a no-hitter, and it registered as the 105th leadoff homer off Mets’ starters during their near 48-year history on our No-hitters killed by first at bat page.
Actually, the Marlins’ other two runs were also on leadoff homers – another Coghlan dinger to begin the sixth, and a Dan Uggla homer in the seventh.
But Redding scattered just two other hits and a pair of walks during his 6 2/3 innings of work to earn his second victory of the season.