Once again, a mouth-watering pitching matchup did not quite live up to its billing as the Mets lost to the Marlins 7-2. Jacob deGrom led the Mets against Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez, and neither ace was at his best.
Giancarlo Stanton certainly was. In the bottom of the third inning, the most powerful hitter in the game demonstrated once again what he can do with a poorly located fastball, launching a two-run shot off the top of the Marlins Park scoreboard in left-center field. Stanton added three more hits and another RBI to cap off a monster game. He almost single-handedly chased deGrom from the game after just 3.2 innings, his shortest start of the season.
The Mets fail to capitalize on a chance to leapfrog Miami in the NL East standings, and instead fall 1.5 games behind the Fish. Fernandez improves his incredible career home record to 26-1 and continues his domination of the Mets. Steven Matz and Jose Urena will pitch the series’ rubber match tomorrow afternoon.
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