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Final Score: Mets 8, Marlins 1—Montero fillets the fish

The Mets turned five double plays while breaking their five-game losing streak.

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On the strength of a good start from Rafael Montero and a seven-run rally, the Mets snapped their five-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the Marlins. Montero got the win, and Hansel Robles and Chasen Bradford combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Kevin Plawecki, Wilmer Flores, and Dominic Smith homered in the win.

Entering the sixth inning, the Mets had gone 11 innings since their last run, but that changed in a hurry. With the help of three Marlins errors—two by Miguel Rojas, one by Derek Dietrich—and two homers from Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki, the Mets put up seven runs to take a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Dominic Smith added an extra insurance run with a home run in the eighth, his first home run at Citi Field.

Montero had another strong performance, allowing only one run over six innings of work. He struck out five and walked three (though two of those went to the red-hot Giancarlo Stanton), and induced four double plays. After departing in line for the loss, the Mets’ big sixth-inning rally gave Montero his third career win and first ever at Citi Field, while also ending the longest home losing streak for a Mets pitcher since 1993.

The win improves the Mets’ record to 54-67. Jacob deGrom, the day-game warrior, takes the mound against Adam Conley tomorrow afternoon in the series finale.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  10. Mozsanity: 29