For the second straight game the Mets batted around in an inning—this time it was the first inning—and clobbered the Marlins 11-3 at Citi Field. All of those runs came without the benefit of a rally-killing home run.
Though the Mets only managed seven hits, they also drew seven walks, including two by Michael Conforto with the bases loaded. Another run scored on a passed ball by J.T. Realmuto, and the rest of them arrived via a slow and consistent trickle throughout the game—five in the first, three in the fifth, and three in the seventh.
On the hill, Robert Gsellman had one of his better starts of the season, though it was still well short of the dominant form he showed last year. He allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings, striking out two and allowing two home runs.
On the bad side of the ledger, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left the game in the third inning after injuring his thumb diving for a ground ball. X-rays showed no fracture, but Cabrera has an MRI scheduled for Sunday.
Full recap to follow.
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