An efficient Zack Wheeler continued his recent excellent pitching, scattering eight hits over eight strong innings, as the Mets continued on their recent roll, beating the Marlins 5-0 Tuesday at Citi Field to record their twelfth win in their last thirteen games.
The Mets staked Wheeler to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when a Todd Frazier fly ball barely eluded the leaping Jon Berti in left field for an RBI double to bring home J.D. Davis.
Wheeler allowed single hits in each of the first three innings, but worked around them. In the bottom of the third, Jeff McNeil and Davis worked back-to-back walks to start the frame, and Wilson Ramos followed with a three run blast to center, providing Wheeler with a 4-0 cushion.
Pete Alonso padded the score further with a solo blast in the fifth—a laser down the left field line reminiscent in style to his electrifying game winner last night—if a bit less dramatic this time around. Wheeler stranded two baserunners in the sixth and seventh, making sure the Marlins never got back into the game thereafter.
Full recap to follow.
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