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The Mets snapped a four-game losing streak with a win in the series finale against the Marlins. Logan Verrett started and was very good, pitching six scoreless innings. Kevin Plawecki provided both Mets runs with a single in the seventh inning. The Mets are off today and begin a series against the Indians tomorrow night.
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Terry Collins' bullpen usage was intended to show that the Mets mean business early on in the season. In the seventh inning, Collins used three relievers as the bases were loaded, and he went to Jeurys Familia for a five-out save.
Yoenis Cespedes dove into the stands to catch a foul ball, and was shaken up after the fact, but he remained in the game.
Wilmer Flores passed his first test as a fill-in for Lucas Duda at first base. Flores was solid, turning a 3-6-3 double play in the third inning.
Around the NL East
Read a recap of the Mets' win from the Marlins' perspective at Fish Stripes.
The Braves remained winless, as they lost to the Nationals by a score of 3-0. Tanner Roark filled in for the scratched Stephen Strasburg, and pitched seven strong innings for the Nats. While Washington's offense was powered by Stephen Drew and Jayson Werth home runs. Read recaps at Federal Baseball and Talking Chop.
At 538, Rob Arthur discussed the newly available exit velocity and launch angle data from Statcast.
Yesterday at AA
In Episode 181 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Steve host the Panic City Town Hall meeting.
This Date in Mets History
In 1967, Jerry Koosman made his major league debut. He came on in relief of starter Jack Fisher, and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings.