Final Recap: Mets 6 – Marlins 2

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The New York Mets (30-23) defeated the Miami Marlins (29-26) by the final score of 6-2 tonight at Marlins Park. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_06_03_nynmlb_miamlb_1#game=2016_06_03_nynmlb_miamlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wrapup

Game Notes:

  • Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 great innings while only allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with nine strikeouts.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-4 with a solo HR.
  • James Loney was 2-4 with a 2-run HR.
  • Rene Rivera was 1-4 with a 2-run HR.
  • Yoenis Cespedes continued his hot Miami hitting going 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
  • Wilmer Flores was 2-3 with an RBI single. He also had a double and 2 runs scored.

The Mets seemed to come out of their recent slump tonight with a great performance from both the offense and the pitching. A trio of Met replacements who are filling in for injured starters led the offense tonight. James Loney hit his 100th career home run tonight and his first as a Met off the second deck in right field, which was an exciting moment in tonight’s game. Wilmer Flores also had a solid night with the bat and I believe the more playing time he receives the better off he will be. I have faith that Wilmer can hold down third base and be a solid replacement for Wright. Rene Rivera’s two-run shot in the top of the ninth also gave the Mets the insurance runs they needed to put the game away. 

Noah Syndergaard pitched a great game tonight and only was burned twice tonight and it was by the hot-hitting Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna hit a solo home run off of Syndergaard in the bottom of the second inning, ending his 22.1 innings scoreless earned run streak. Ozuna also had a sacrifice fly off of Thor tonight in the bottom of the sixth. Syndergaard was in complete command however for most of the game tonight as at one point he retired eight straight Marlins hitters. He also left runners stranded on second and third base by striking out Derek Dietrich to end the seventh inning on a 90 mph slider. Also how good has Addison Reed been for the Mets this season. Reed pitched a scoreless eighth striking out three batters and hasn’t allowed a run in 12.1 innings dating back to May 4th. Reed has been a quiet key piece to the Mets success this season and a fantastic bridge-gap to Jeurys Familia. 

This was the kind of game the Mets needed I believe to get the team going again, and it was great that the majority of the damage came from the bottom-half of the lineup. You can only hope that this sparks the top-half of the lineup to do some damage tomorrow afternoon. Yes the Mets are also going to have to learn to score runs without the long ball, but that will be a conversation for another night and I’ll enjoy tonight’s victory with a glass of whiskey. 

  • The Mets and Marlins are back in action tomorrow with a late afternoon first pitch scehduled for 4:10 pm et. You can catch tommrrow’s game on SNY.
  • Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.39 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Mets opposing Marlins southpaw Justin Nicolino (2-3, 4.50 ERA).

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