Category: Miami Marlins

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…

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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).

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Marlins 7:10

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New York Mets (29-23): 

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. Michael Conforto (L) LF
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. James Loney (L) 1B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (5-2, 1.84 ERA)

Miami Marlins (29-25):

1. Derek Dietrich (L) 2B
2. Martin Prado (R) 3B
3. Christian Yelich (L) LF
4. Marcell Ozuna (R) CF
5. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
6. Justin Bour (L) 1B
7. Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
8. Jeff Mathis (R) C
9. Tom Koehler (R) P

SP: Tom Koehler RHP (3-5, 4.50 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-MARLINS NOTES: The Mets have won 10 of their last 16 games in Miami…New York is 23-18 vs. the Marlins since 2014.

AFTER AN OFF DAY: The Mets 7-0 after an off day this year and have scored an average of 6.0 runs in those seven wins.

LOCK DOWN NINTH: Jeurys Famila has 17 saves, tied for the most in the majors… Is 17-17 in save opportunities in 2016…Familia has saved 33 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…It is the second-longest active streak in the major leagues (Arizona’s Brad Ziegler has saved 38 straight opportunities)…His 17 consecutive saves to open the season is the second-longest streak to open a season in franchise history, breaking a tie with Francisco Rodriguez in 2009.

FLAMETHROWER: According to FanGraphs, Syndergaard averages the fastest fastball (98.1), slider (91.6) and change-up (90.0) this year.

STREAKING: Noah Syndergaard has not allowed an earned run in his last 21.1 innings dating to May 11.

SYNDERGAARD VS. MIAMI: Started against Miami for the first time on April 12…Faced José Fernandez in the matchup and went 7.0 innings, giving up one run, earned, on seven hits…Struck out a season-high 12 batters and walked one.

 

WELCOME TO MIAMI: Yoenis Cespedes has hit .364 (18-44) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in nine career games at Marlins Park.

DYNAMIC DUO: Yoenis Cespedes (15) and Neil Walker (13) lead the Mets in home runs…This is the second time in team history, the Mets had two players with at least 13 homers by the end of May…Also accomplished in 2006 (Carlos Delgado-15 and Carlos Beltran-14).

METS VS. KOEHLER: Tom Koehler has made 17 appearances (14 starts) against the Mets and holds a 2-5 record with a 4.14 ERA…He has struck out 65 and walked 40 in 87 career innings…Notable Mets career numbers against Koehler are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .375 (3-8), 2 2B, 1 3B
  • Neil Walker: .333 (2-6), 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • Michael Conforto: .286 (2-7), 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Wilmer Flores: .273 (3-11), 2 2B, 1 RBI
  • Curtis Granderson: .227 (5-22), 1 RBI

Final Recap: Mets 2 – Marlins 1

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The New York Mets (3-5) snapped their 4 game losing streak this afternoon by defeating the Miami Marlins (3-4) by the final score of 2-1. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Logan Verrett was fantastic this afternoon pitching 6 scoreless innings, while only allowing 3 hits, walking 2, and striking out 6.
  • Kevin Plawecki drove in the lone Mets runs this afternoon with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 7th. He finished the afternoon 1-2 with a walk.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-3 this afternoon with a run scored.
  • Wilmer Flores who received his first start at 1B this season went 1-3 with a run scored.
  • David Wright was 1-3 this afternoon with a walk, and now has reached base safely in 17 straight games dating back to last season on September 20, 2015.
  • Jeurys Familia got the 5-out save for the Mets this afternoon allowing 2 hits and striking out 1.

Today’s game began much like many of the Mets games have gone over the past four games as Logan Verrett was pitching a strong game against the Marlins, and the Mets offense could not get anything going against the Marlins starter Adam Conley, who struck out a career high nine batters. The Mets had Conley on the ropes in the bottom of the fourth inning after they loaded the bases with one out, but in early season Mets fashion Wilmer Flores popped out to first base and Asdrubal Cabrera struck out swinging. The Mets however cashed in on their opportunity in the bottom of the seventh when Kevin Plawecki drove in Wilmer Flores and Asdrubal Cabrera from third and second base on a base hit, that he attempted to stretch but was thrown out at second base. Speaking of Wilmer Flores, he had a great game at first base today and looks like a natural defensively at the position. Flores ability to play all over the infield will be an asset for the Mets as the season goes on. 

There were a few moves that I did not agree with today by Manager Terry Collins but ultimately they did not lose the game so it is a moot point now. However I did not agree with Collins pulling Verrett out after the 6th inning as he had been cruising and was only at 85 pitches. It was tough to sell me on him being pulled in that position as Collins has an overworked bullpen and many of Verrett’s pitches and innings were stress free. I disagreed even more with him bringing Jim Henderson on to relieve him in the top of the seventh as Henderson threw 34 pitches last night and struggled. Predictably Henderson loaded the bases again like last night and was removed for Hansel Robles. Henderson looks to be getting overworked early and it will be something to keep an eye on.  Hansel Robles came on in relief in a bases loaded situation with no outs, and immediately struck out the two batters he faced, and Collins pulled Robles for Jerry Blevins. Robles was upset and I can’t blame him as the Marlins could not catch up to anything he was throwing and he seemed primed to get out of that inning. Blevins got the Mets out of the jam by having Dee Gordon fly out which saved a very questionable inning managed. Familia came on in the bottom of the 8th pitching for the third day in a row and was asked to get a five out save. He retired Stanton but then allowed back to back base hits to Martin Prado and Justin Bour, which drove in Chrstian Yelich who had reached base earlier in the inning. Familia buckled down and retired the next four batters with ease but I believe it’s too early in the season for the Mets to be overworking Familia; especially having him on the mound for a 5-out save attempt on his 3rd straight day of work in the middle of April. Terry Collins wanted this game badly it appeared and he did avoid the sweep, hopefully the day-off tomorrow provides some much needed rest for the bullpen. The Mets will head to Cleveland next which will match up arguably the two best rotations in baseball against one another, which should make it a fun series to watch. 

  • The Mets have an off-day tomorrow but begin a 9-game road trip starting in Cleveland on Friday. The Mets will play the first of three games against the Indians on Friday with first pitch slated for 7:10 pm et, and can be seen on SNY.
  • Bartolo Colon (0-1, 1.23 ERA) will make his second start of the season against Indians righty Cody Anderson (0-0, 3.00 ERA).

Lineups: Marlins vs. Mets 1:10 pm et

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Marlins:

1. Dee Gordon (L) 2B
2. Ichiro Suzuki (L) CF
3. Christian Yelich (L) LF
4. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
5. Martin Prado (R) 3B
6. Justin Bour (L) 1B
7. J.T. Realmuto (R) C
8. Miguel Rojas (R) SS
9. Adam Conley (L) P

SP: Adam Conley LHP (0-0, 27.00 ERA)

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P

SP: Logan Verrett RHP (0-0, 9.00 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on SNY & MLB Network

Game Notes:

METS STREAKING: The Mets have lost four in a row…Last year, New York lost four or more games three separate times…The last time the club lost five straight games was September 29-October 3, 2015.

AT HOME: The Mets have lost their first two home series of the year and are 1-4 at Citi Field this season…The Mets did not lose their second home series in 2015 until May 29-31 vs. Miami… The Mets went 49-32 at Citi Field last year.

VS. MIAMI: The Mets are 22-18 vs. Miami since 2014, including going 11-8 in 2015 and 0-2 this year…New York has won six straight home season series vs. the Marlins dating to 2010… The Mets are 37-29 all-time vs. Miami at Citi Field, including going 24-15 since 2012.

METS AVOIDING THE BROOM: After dropping the first two games of this series, the Mets will look to avoid been swept in a three-game series by the Marlins for the first time since May 5-7, 2014 at Miami…The last time the Marlins swept a three-game series in New York was September 8-10, 2009.

OFFENSE IS OFFENSIVE: The Mets are hitting .187 after seven games, ranking last in the majors…New York has scored 18 runs, ranking 29th in the majors…Last year, the Mets hit .244, ranking 28th and scored 683 runs, ranking 17th…The Mets are 1-0 when they score four or more runs this year and 1-5 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year.

 

LOGAN VERRETT: Went 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA (nine earned runs/22.1 innings) in four starts with New York in 2015…He earned his first carer win in his first career start at Coors Field…He became the first Mets pitcher to ever toss 8.0 or more innings at Coors Field as he held the Rockies to one run over 8.0 innings on August 23, 2015…Verrett has one career start against Miami which came on September 14, 2015 where he pitched 5.0 innings and allowed 1 run on 3 hits, he struck out 3 and walked 1.

YOENIS CESPEDES: Is 5-for-his-last-11 (.455) with three RBI over his last three games.

DAVID WRIGHT: Is hitting .333 (6-18) with three doubles, five walks and three runs scored in his last five games after going 0-4 on Opening Day…He has reached base safely in 16 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .403 on-base percentage during that span…Wright has 121 career RBI vs. the Marlins, his most vs. any team…He is also hitting .327 (230-704) in 180 career games vs. Miami.

METS VS. CONLEY: Conley has a record of 1-0 in 2 appearances against the Mets including one game started in his career…holds a 0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched with a 8/1 strikeout to walk ratio…Notable Mets numbers against Conley are provided below…

  • David Wright: .667 (2-3, 2B)
  • Wilmer Flores .333 (1-3, 2B)
  • Yoenis Cespedes .000 (0-4, 2 K’s)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera .000 (0-2, 1 BB)

Final Recap: Marlins 2 – Mets 1

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The Miami Marlins (3-3) defeated the New York Mets (2-5) this evening by the final score of 2-1. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game notes:

  • Noah Syndergaard was absolutely dominant tonight pitching 7 innings and striking out 12. He only allowed 1 run on 7 hits with 1 walk.
  • Lucas Duda drove in the Mets only run tonight with an RBI single in the bottom of the 1st.
  • Curtis Granderson was 1-3 with a double and a run scored. He also struck out twice. Granderson is hitting a paltry .074 thus far.
  • Jim Henderson was charged with the Marlins go-ahead run in the top of the 8th. Jerry Blevins relieved Henderson after he loaded the bases, and Martin Prado drove in the game deciding run on a sacrifice fly off Blevins.
  • The Mets left 7 on-base tonight and were 1 for 5 with runners in scoring position.
  • Noah Syndergaard’s 21 K’s are tied for most through 2 outings to start a season. He is tied with Pedro Martinez and Dwight Gooden.
  • Rafael Montero was activated immediately after the game and Eric Campbell was demoted to AAA according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

It was more of the same story tonight as it has been over the past four nights with the Mets, as the bats again fell silent. Granted the Mets were facing one of the best pitchers in baseball, in Jose Fernandez but they had him on the ropes early on in the game. However the Mets could not convert those opportunities into runs, as they only scored one off of him tonight. Noah Syndergaard was absolutely filthy tonight as he carved through the Marlins lineup tonight with ease. It’s a shame that Syndergaard did not get the win but I’m expecting he’ll have a few more performances like tonight’s later on this season. The Mets have a quick turnaround with a game tomorrow afternoon so hopefully the players aren’t too down on themselves, and they can salvage at least one game of this series and avoid the sweep. 

  • The Mets will look to avoid a sweep as they play the Marlins in the series finale tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 pm et. The game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
  • Logan Verrett (0-0, 9.00 ERA) will get the nod tomorrow afternoon in place of Jacob deGrom for the Mets. Verrett will oppose Marlins lefty Adam Conley (0-0, 27.00 ERA). Conley is the first southpaw the Mets will have faced this season.

Marlins vs. Mets Lineups 7:10 pm et

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Marlins:

1. Dee Gordon (L) 2B
2. Marcell Ozuna (R) CF
3. Christian Yelich (L) LF
4. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
5. Justin Bour (L) 1B
6. Derek Dietrich (L) 3B
7. Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
8. Jeff Mathis (R) C
9. Jose Fernandez (R) P

SP: Jose Fernandez RHP (0-1, 7.94 ERA)

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

 

 

Final Recap: Marlins 10 – Mets 3

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 11: Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets walks off the mound after giving up 7-runs in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 11, 2016. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Miami Marlins (2-3) defeated the New York Mets (2-4) this evening by the final score of 10-3 at Citi Field. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Steven Matz was rocked for 7 runs on 6 hits in 1.2 innings pitched tonight. Matz also walked 2 and only struck out 1.
  • Hansel Robles followed Matz in relief pitching 2.1 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits, with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.
  • Antonio Bastardo pitched 1.1 innings and his lone mistake came off the bat of Marcell Ozuna for a 2-run homer. He allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2.
  • Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, and Jerry Blevins pitched 3.2 scoreless innings.
  • David Wright was 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Curtis Granderson is now 1-24 to start the season after going 0-4.
  • Matz’s outing was the shortest outing by a Mets starting pitcher since Jon Niese on July 4, 2014 against the Texas Rangers.

“Well that escalated quickly,” as the infamous Ron Burgundy would say. This game was simply ugly any way you spin it. Last season the Mets were used to beating on teams in the NL East and the tables have now been turned on them to begin the season, after suffering brutal losses the last three days to the Phillies and Marlins. The Mets certainly had their opportunities to inch back into the game but left eight runners on base, and were 1-7 tonight with runners in scoring position. The Mets hitters collectively need to find a way to get out of the mini-slump they are in at the plate. The slate does not get any easier for the offense as they face Marlins ace Jose Fernandez tomorrow night, and they travel to face the Cleveland Indians this weekend who arguably have the best pitching staff in the American League. Many of these guys are veterans so they are bound to figure it out eventually but lets not wait too much longer please. 

The Mets haven’t had a bad pitching performance yet this season, but it couldn’t have come at worse time with Jacob deGrom leaving to Florida this afternoon to be with his wife and newborn baby. With deGrom gone, Logan Verrett is already expected to make Wednesday’s start in place of deGrom due to his lat injury, which made him unavailable to pitch tonight. Due to those circumstances the bullpen was overworked tonight, and they still have two more games before an off-day Thursday. The only logical option at this point is to place deGrom on paternity leave and recall Sean Gilmartin for bullpen depth. Unfortunately if this move is made deGrom will have to serve a full 15 day DL stint if his right lat has not improved upon return, and he and will not get time served for sitting out his next start. It’s tough to fault Matz for tonight’s start as he is still a rookie and he had not pitched in ten days. Hopefully Matz comes back better on regular rest and his confidence isn’t shaken after tonight’s rough outing. In his last start back on March 31st he did no-hit the Cubs over five innings which displayed the kind of pitcher he can be when he is on his game. Ugly loss with a capital U, and I doubt the Mets continue down this path for too much longer, the same way I doubt Daniel Murphy continuing to hit .471 this season. Hopefully we can get back in the win column tomorrow night in what is sure to be a pitching duel. 

  • The Mets play the Marlins in the second game of their three game series tomorrow evening with first pitch slated for 7:10 pm et. Tomorrow night’s game can be seen on SNY.
  • The Mets will send the flamethrower Noah Syndergaard (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound to face Marlins ace Jose Fernandez (0-1, 7.94 ERA).

 

Lineups: Marlins vs. Mets 7:10 pm

metsweb7s-1-webMarlins:

1. Dee Gordon (L) 2B
2. Marcell Ozuna (R) CF
3. Christian Yelich (L) LF
4. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
5. Martin Prado (R) 3B
6. Chris Johnson (R) 1B
7. J.T. Realmuto (R) C
8. Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
9. Jarred Cosart (R) P

SP: Jarred Cosart RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Steven Matz (R) P

SP: Steven Matz LHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY & ESPN.

Game Notes:

VS. MIAMI: The Mets close out their opening homestand with three games vs. the Marlins…The Mets are 22-16 vs. Miami the last two years, including going 11-8 in 2015…New York has won six straight home season series vs. the Marlins dating to 2010…The Mets are 37-27 all-time vs. Miami at Citi Field, including going 24-13 since 2012.

STEVEN MATZ: Is making his 2016 regular season debut…Went 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA (nine earned runs/35.2 innings) in six starts in 2015…New York is 5-1 when he starts…No Mets pitcher has ever won his first career five decisions…Matz and Jason Jacome were the only two pitchers in team history to win four of their first five career games…Matz became the first pitcher in franchise history to allow two runs or fewer in each of his first five career starts…He was the third pitcher since 1901 to finish 4-0 or better after making at least six starts…Also done by Kirk Reuter (8-0, 1993 with Montreal) and Pat Combs (4-0, 1989 with Philadelphia).

MATZ VS. THE FISH: Matz is making his second career start against Miami…It will be his first start against the Marlins at Citi Field…On September 6, 2015, Matz returned from the Disabled List to face Miami at Marlins Park…Received a no-decision in the Mets’ 4-3 loss…Tossed 5.1 innings, allowed two runs, earned, on four hits…Struck out six and walked two.

JIM HENDERSON: Struck out the side yesterday vs. Philadelphia…Henderson has thrown 3.0 perfect innings this season with seven strikeouts…He is tied for fifth in the majors with two holds…Prior to this season, Henderson’s last major league appearance was May 1, 2014…He became the eighth Canadian-born player to appear in a game for the Mets.

DAVID WRIGHT: After going 0-4 on Opening Day, Wright is hitting .364 (4-11) with two doubles, three walks and two runs scored…He has reached base safely in 14 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .397 on-base percentage during that span…Wright has 121 career RBI vs. the Marlins, his most vs. any team…He is also hitting .327 (228-697) in 178 career games vs. Miami.

 

FOUR IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: The Mets are 1-0 when they score four or more runs this year and 1-3 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year…The .854 winning percentage was the best in the majors.

WHERE IS THE OFFENSE: The Mets are hitting .180 after five games, ranking last in the majors…New York has scored 14 runs, ranking 28th in the majors.

METS PITCHING: The Mets lead the NL and rank second in the majors with a 2.05 ERA…Baltimore is first with a 1.80 ERA.

BULLPEN FLEXING ITS MUSCLES: Has allowed two earned runs in 14.1 innings this season…The pen’s 1.26 ERA is the second-best in the majors…The Yankees are first (1.04 ERA)…Mets relievers have issued two walks and struck out 16.

GOLD GLOVE PRESENTATION: Prior to tonight’s game, Yoenis Cespedes will be presented with his 2015 American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award…Cespedes led all AL leftfielders with 11 defensive runs saved and a 15 Ultimate Zone Rating and finished second with nine outfield assists last season…Since making his debut in 2012, Cespedes’ 48 outfield assists, including four with the Mets, are the most in the majors during that span.

METS VS. COSART: Cosart has a record of 0-0 in 4 games started in his career against the Mets… He holds a 3.00 ERA in 24 innings pitched with a 15/7 strikeout to walk ratio…Notable Mets numbers against Cosart are provided below…

  • Wilmer Flores: .400 (4-10, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .333 (2-6, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .333 (3-9, 2 3B, 3 RBI)
  • Michael Conforto: 1.o00 (2-2, 2 2B)
  • Juan Lagares: .429 (3-7, 1 BB, 1 K)

 

Final: Marlins 1 – Mets 0

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The Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets this afternoon at Tradition Field by the final score of 1-0. For a full box score recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • The Mets only had 2 hits this afternoon. One hit each from Juan Lagares & Yoenis Cespedes.
  • Sean Gilmartin pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits with 3 strikeouts.
  • Jim Henderson pitched a clean inning with 1 strikeout.
  • Logan Verrett pitched 3.2 scoreless innings allowing only 2 hits, with 3 strikeouts.
  • Addison Reed pitched a scoreless inning only allowing 1 hit with 1 strikeout.
  • Final 19 Mets batters were retired in order today.

 

Since there is not much to write about in this game, as the Mets seemed to be just going through the motions, I will leave a link below of a highlight of a nice play made at first base by Wilmer Flores. Flores seems to look comfortable at first and I think defensively he will be fine wherever he plays. The confidence he carried from the second half of last season seems to have carried over into this spring. It also looks like those defensive lessons from Keith Hernandez are paying off as well. Yes I know the Mets haven’t won a game in their last twelve played. Am I worried? The simple answer is no.

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  • The Mets will play their final 2016 Grapefruit League game at Tradition Field tomorrow afternoon against the Washington Nationals, with a 12:10 pm et start time. The game can be seen on SNY.
  • Noah Syndergaard will get the start for the Mets, with Matt Harvey following him in relief to pitch two innings. The Nationals will send their ace right-hander Max Scherzer to the mound.

 

Lineups Marlins vs. Mets 1:10 pm et

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Marlins:

1. Dee Gordon (L) 2B
2. Marcell Ozuna (R) CF
3. Justin Bour (L) 1B
4. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
5. Martin Prado (R) 3B
6. Derek Dietrich (L) LF
7. J.T. Realmuto (R) C
8. Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
9. Chris Narveson (L) P

SP: Chris Narveson LHP

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
7. Juan Lagares (R) LF
8. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
9. Sean Gilmartin (L) P

SP: Sean Gilmartin LHP

  • Today’s game can be seen on SNY.