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Mets drop series opener to Marlins

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Maybe the Mets shouldn’t play in Miami.

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off a fairly depressing weekend, the Mets began a four-game series in Miami, of all places, as they attempted to bounce back on Monday night. The result was, pretty unsurprisingly, a poor one.

The Mets didn’t score in the top of the first, but the Marlins loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning against Tylor Megill. Lewis Brinson took advantage of that opportunity, hitting a grand slam to give the Marlins an immediate lead.

From there, the Mets started to chip away. Unfortunately, starting to chip away was their ceiling in the game. Javier Báez drew a leadoff walk in the second and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Brandon Drury drove in another run in that inning with a double. Pete Alonso got the Mets with a run with a solo shot in the third. And that concluded the Mets’ scoring for the night.

The Marlins tacked on a run in the bottom of the third and got one more in the eighth, as Trevor May got into quite a jam and gave up that run before escaping the inning. That run didn’t matter much, though, since the Mets had wasted their opportunities to score, particularly after loading the bases with two outs in the top of the eighth.

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-illar of the day

Kevin Pillar had a bad night batting leadoff, while Jonathan Villar drew a walk in his pinch-hitting appearance. This one’s kind of weak, but here we are. -illar of the day: Jonathan Villar

Win Probability Added

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What’s WPA?

Big Mets winner: Pete Alonso, +8.7% WPA
Big Mets loser: Jeff McNeil, -17.5% WPA
Mets pitchers: -27.7% WPA
Mets hitters: -22.3% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Pete Alonso hits a solo home run in the third, +10.7% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Lewis Brinson hits a grand slam in the first, -16.7% WPA

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