The Miami Marlins (30-27) defeated the New York Mets (31-24) this afternoon by the final score of 1-0. For a full postgame recap follow the link below…
- Matt Harvey pitched his second great outing in a row despite getting the loss, going 7 innings while only allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Harvey struck out 3 and walked none.
- Curtis Granderson was 1-4 with a double.
- Michael Conforto was 1-3 with a single.
- James Loney was 1-3 with a single.
- Mets batters struck out 15 times today, 14 of those strikeouts coming from Jose Fernandez.
The Mets looked completely overmatched this afternoon against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. With the Mets missing many regulars in their lineup, and facing one of the best pitchers in baseball, Fernandez made them look silly all afternoon as he struck out 14 batters. The Mets had one threatening opportunity in the top of the seventh after back-to-back singles from Michael Conforto and James Loney with two outs, but Wilmer Flores went down swinging. It’s tough to get on the Mets offense after they produced the last two games and they were facing Fernandez who was on top of his game today. The offense will look to get back on track tomorrow night in Pittsburgh.
Matt Harvey had positive results for a second straight outing as he only allowed one run over seven strong innings. No Harvey did not get as many strikeouts as he would’ve liked, but he kept the Marlins hitters off balance and nearly went pitch for pitch with Fernandez on the afternoon. It was certainly a positive result for the Mets in an otherwise ugly affair, but hopefully Harvey continues to build off these past two starts as he is beginning to look like the ace of the staff he has been regarded as for years.
An injury update from the Mets on Juan Lagares left thumb indicates that Lagares has suffered a sprain in the thumb, and will go back to New York for further testing tomorrow. Lagares wasn’t wearing any sort of protection on his thumb in the dugout during today’s game so it remains to be seen how serious the injury is. Yoenis Cespedes also made a pinch-hit appearance in the top of the eighth and flew out to right field. Cespedes should be back in the lineup tomorrow against Pittsburgh.
- The Mets will now head to Pittsburgh to open up a three game series against the Pirates beginning tomorrow evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm et. and can be seen on SNY.
- Lefty Steven Matz (7-1, 2.60 ERA) will look to build off his successful month of May when he faces former longtime Mets southpaw Jon Niese (5-2, 4.36 ERA).