The Mets got buried early under an estimated nine hundred feet of Giancarlo Stanton home runs over the first three innings, falling behind 4-0 through three innings en route to a 7-0 defeat.
The Marlins added two more (one unearned) in the fourth inning against Adam Wilk, who struggled badly over 3.2 innings in his impromptu Met debut in place of the suspended Matt Harvey. Paul Sewald chipped in some impressive work in relief of Wilk, surrendering only one run over 3.1 innings while striking out six in the proverbial bullpen-preserving outing.
The Mets’ streak of scoring five or more runs in a game ended emphatically with the shutout—the first time they were shut out this season. Rene Rivera recorded the Mets’ first and only hit on a leadoff blooper to left in bottom of the sixth. Jay Bruce came to the plate with two on and two out and a chance to cut the lead in half later in the inning, but lined out to Marcell Ozuna in left to end the Mets’ only real threat of the game.
The victory was potentially costly for the Marlins, as they saw Miguel Rojas leave the game in the second inning, only to see his replacement, regular third baseman Martin Prado leave later with a potential hamstring injury. Surprisingly, no Mets were harmed during the playing of today’s game.
Full recap to follow.
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