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Final Score: Marlins 5, Mets 1-Defenseless

Jose Reyes’s defense made all the difference in this one.

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Zack Wheeler deserved better in the Mets’ 5-1 loss to the Marlins. He looked very good on the mound except in the second inning when all of the Marlins’ runs scored.

The first run was on Wheeler who gave up three consecutive hits to start the inning, and the first run came home. The next two runs however were on Jose Reyes. Caleb Smith laid down an imperfect bunt and Reyes had no clue what to do with it. He eventually went to first, but too late and the throw was low. With two-out and the bases loaded, J.T. Realmuto made them pay with a single that squeezed through the infield and two unearned runs came home.

Lefty Caleb Smith made those runs stand up. This offense can not hit lefties and newly acquired Met Jose Bautista was the only one who did any real damage. He doubled to lead off the second inning and eventually came home on Tomas Nido’s sacrifice fly.

A.J. Ramos had been better recently, but he effectively put the game out of reach when he gave up a two-run home run to Derek Dietrich in the eighth. The Mets attempted a comeback in the bottom of the inning but Asdrubal Cabrera grounded into a double play to end the threat.

They went down quietly in the ninth and hopefully put forth a better effort in tomorrow’s game.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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