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Mets vs. Marlins recap: Well, at least it ended

Let's hope games like this are few and far between in 2016.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets get beaten 10-3 by the Marlins last night. Steven Matz's first start of the season was also the worst of his brief major league career and the shortest by any Met since Collin McHugh in 2012 . Matz went one-and-two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks. He threw 59 pitches, and about 15 of them were good.

Some bad BABIP luck, some bad umpiring, and a whole mess of bad pitches put the game out of reach before the Mets got halfway through their lineup the first time. Adeiny Hechevarria had a two-run hit off the third base bag, Dee Gordon hit an infield single up the middle, and Christian Yelich hit a line drive that died just in front of Yoenis Cespedes in center. Matz unraveled, and he eventually gave up a home run to Giancarlo Stanton.

Between Matz and the bullpen, the Mets combined to throw 200 pitches in the game. Long man Logan Verrett was unavailable, as he's going to make a spot start for ailing new father Jacob deGrom on Wednesday. Hansel Robles, Antonio Bastardo, Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia for some reason, and Jerry Blevins allowed three runs on nine hits with three walks over the final seven-and-two-thrids innings pitched.

The offense was basically a two-man show, chasing Jarred Cosart in the fifth after 101 pitches but failing to really punish him for any of his mistakes. David Wright had a nice game, as did Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes seems to be taking more pitches this year so far.

The Mets will play the Marlins again tomorrow. Hey, it can't really get worse than a three-and-a-half hour existential nightmare.

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Win Probability Added

(What's WPA?)

Big winners: File Not Found
Big losers: Steven Matz, -42.0% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play:Marcell Ozuna popped out to first base in the second, +4.3% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Adeiny Hechavarria hits a two-run single off the third base bag in the second, -13.5%
Total pitcher WPA: -44.0% WPA
Total batter WPA: -6.0% WPA
GWRBI!: Christian Yelich