The Mets received a solid effort from Rafael Montero, who was up for a spot start, but they were unable to muster enough offense to win the second game of the series against the Marlins. Montero retired the first nine batters he faced before allowing a double to Dee Gordon to lead off the fourth. He did not run into trouble until the sixth inning. That inning, the Marlins strung together hits that chased Montero from the game and pushed across three runs. Curtis Granderson made a costly error early in that inning, too.
The Mets' offense was similarly quiet until the seventh inning. They managed to load the bases for Juan Lagares who cleared the bases with a double. They threatened again in the eighth when Daniel Murphy led off with a double. However, Murphy was tagged out at third the next play when Ruben Tejada attempted to move him over with a bunt.
The Marlins went on to score a run in the bottom of the eighth inning off of Carlos Torres. Steve Cishek then closed out the game for the Marlins in the ninth inning.
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