The New York Mets (46-38) defeated the Miami Marlins (44-41) by the final score of 4-2 this afternoon at Citi Field. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Wilmer Flores had a huge game today going 2-4 with 2 solo HR’s.
- Curtis Granderson was 2-4 with an RBI single that scored 2 runs.
- Jose Reyes was 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored.
- Jacob deGrom was solid for 7 innings allowing 6 hits and 2 runs. He walked 2 and struck out 7.
- Jeurys Famila converted his 30th save of the season.
The Mets won a big game today against the Marlins as they took two of three from a team just inches behind them in the standings. Wilmer Flores continues to have a big week as he crushed two home runs this afternoon, and he is making a case for Terry Collins to continue to find ways to keep his hot bat in the lineup. Flores was supposed to get the start at first base today and give James Loney a well needed day off, but Asdrubal Cabrera was a late scratch and Flores got the start at third base with Jose Reyes manning shortstop. Cabrera who has been battling a knee injury lately, did not sit out due to his knee issues, but due to a family illness that had kept him up all night. We should expect Cabrera to be back in the lineup tomorrow.
After debuting 0-5 last night, Jose Reyes seemed more comfortable today as he ripped two doubles down the left-field line and looked good at shortstop today. I’m sure last night he was playing with a whirlwind of emotions and today he seemed to be a bit more settled, especially at the plate. Reyes also tacked on a run after scoring on a Curtis Granderson RBI single.
Jacob deGrom tip-toed out of danger a few times today and only limited his damage to two solo Giancarlo Stanton home runs. Stanton who seems to be getting white-hot for the Marlins is leaving New York at the right time, as he has homered four times against the Mets in less than 24 hours. It was a solid outing for deGrom who threw a season-high 117 pitches and pitched in his final game before the All Star Break.
The Mets will begin a huge four game series starting tomorrow night against the Washington Nationals. After the Mets recent 6-1 homestand, the Mets have a chance to play for first place again, as crazy as that sounds after last week’s showing against the Nationals. The team has done a complete 180 degree turnaround since last week’s series and it will be interesting to see how the Mets carry their recent home success into this upcoming series. All of us will be watching this series with a very close eye and let’s hope that the Mets are in first place heading into the All Star Break!
- The Mets and Nationals kick off game one of their four-game set at 7:10 pm et tomorrow night. You can watch tomorrow night’s game on SNY and MLB Network.
- Age will be on display tomorrow night as the 43-year old Bartolo Colon (7-4, 2.87 ERA) will take on the top prospect in all of baseball in 21-year old Nats right-hander Lucas Giolito (0-0, 0.00 ERA)