After a 1-5 road trip, the Mets came back to Citi Field licking their wounds, prompting a 90-minute meeting between Jeff Wilpon, Mickey Callaway, and Brodie Van Wagenen to ensure the Mets don’t fall into the doldrums like they did last year. Enter the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins’ young righty Pablo Lopez had about as nightmarish of an outing as one can imagine. The Mets went up 1-0 after Lopez had only thrown five pitches, thanks to hits from Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis, and Robinson Cano, plus a wild pitch from Lopez, which prompted a visit to the mound early. But things only got worse for Lopez from there. The Mets would go on to score eight runs in the first inning, the highlight being a grand slam off the bat of Amed Rosario.
Don Mattingly stuck with his young starter and made him wear it. The Mets would add two more runs off Lopez—solo homers from Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil—before all was said and done, the final damage off him amounting to ten runs over three innings of work. The Marlins bullpen collectively surrendered one run over five innings.
Meanwhile, Zack Wheeler put together another very solid outing. The only shaky inning for Wheeler was the third, in which he allowed two runs, mostly thanks to some poor batted ball luck. But he settled in nicely and finished his night with a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Tyler Bashlor followed with a hitless eighth. Daniel Zamora finished the game with a scoreless ninth, which included two replay reviews, to secure the lopsided victory for the Mets.
Full recap to follow.
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