A miscue by the Miracle in the field opened the door for the Mets in the fifth. With two outs and the game tied 2-2, Lance Ray, Levi Michael and Michael Gonzales converged but were unable to catch a foul ball down the right field line off the bat of Cory Vaughn.
Vaughn made the Miracle pay by ripping an RBI double down the third base line to put the Mets up 3-2. Blake Forsythe followed with another double down the line off of starter Pat Dean to plate Vaughn for 4-2 Mets' lead.
The Miracle went quietly the rest of the way, only reaching base four times over the final five innings.
The Mets took a 1-0 lead against Dean in the first. Adam Loewen drew a walk and moved to third on an infield single by Vaughn. Loewen came home on Forsythe's RBI single.
The Miracle jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the third. Gonzales tagged a pitch from starter Tyler Pill up the middle for a base hit. Two batters later, Michael crushed a ball to deep right-center field. Gonzales scored easily and Michael cruised into third with a triple. He was then able to take home when Rylan Sandoval's relay throw was offline and rolled towards the Miracle dugout.
The lead wouldn't hold. Alonzo Harris led off the fifth with a single and moved to third on a double from Sandoval. The Miracle conceded the tying run for an out when Loewen grounded to second.
The Miracle appeared to be out of the frame without any further damage, but Ray, Michael and Gonzales couldn't catch what would have been the final out against Vaughn.
Dean took the loss. He pitched five innings and gave up nine hits. Five of the four runs against him were earned.
Pill earned his first FSL victory. He scattered four hits over six innings and struck out seven.
Harris went 4 for 5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for the Mets.
The Miracle only registered five hits.
The Miracle and Mets conclude their three-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. The contest will feature postgame fireworks. Great seats are still available and the Miracle ticket office can be reached at 239-768-4210.
For those who can't attend the game, the State Farm broadcast with Brice Zimmerman and Adam MacDonald can be heard at 6:45 p.m. on www.miraclebaseball.com.