The Mets could have very well beaten the Marlins this afternoon in Miami, but thanks to the six errors they committed in the field—and generally poor defense—they did not. Zack Wheeler was not his dominant self, as it took him 114 pitches to get through four-and-two-thirds innings. He gave up five runs, though three were unearned, while striking out eight, walking two, and hitting one batter with a pitch.
The Marlins scored once apiece in the first and second innings, but the Mets broke out for four runs in the third inning as Dilson Herrera hit his first major league home run and three runs scored on a bases-loaded David Wright single and an ensuing throwing error by Marcell Ozuna.
The Marlins plated three more runs in the fifth, all of which came after a one-out error by David Wright that allowed Donovan Solano to reach safely. Trailing by one, the Mets retook the lead on a two-run triple by Dilson Herrera, who had quite a day at the plate but made two of the aforementioned errors.
The Marlins tied the game with a run against Carlos Torres in the sixth, and neither team scored until Miami plated three runs in a very ugly eighth inning that saw Jeurys Familia commit two throwing errors and throw a wild pitch before Erik Goeddel made his major league debut and had to issue an intentional walk before walking in the Marlins' ninth and final run of the game with the bases loaded.
GameThread Roll Call
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|10||The Nameless One||61|