The Marlins beat the Mets 6-4 tonight at Citi Field, snapping the Mets’ winning streak at three games, and avoiding the sweep at the hands of their division rivals. Jacob deGrom went five innings and gave up three earned runs, walking four and striking out six. Upon his exit from the game, deGrom signaled to the trainer to follow him into the clubhouse. This does not look good, folks.
In the first eight innings, the lone bits of Mets offense came from an unlikely source—Jay Bruce hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in a run with a single in the eighth. The bullpen—aside from a three-run home run given up by Josh Smoker, which was of course damaging—held the Marlins scoreless. Fernando Salas, acquired last night at the trading deadline from the Angels, pitched one inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.
In the bottom of the ninth, folk-hero-in-training Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run shot to bring the Mets within two, but it wasn’t enough.
Full recap to follow.
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