The Mets (64-74) lost to the Miami Marlins (67-69) this afternoon by a score of 9-6.
What you should know:
Giancarlo Stanton got the Marlins on the board first this afternoon as he rocketed his 34th home run of the year over the left field fence to give the Marlins an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Marcell Ozuna hit a triple to center field in the bottom of the second to score Garrett Jones putting the Marlins up by two.
The Mets answered back with four runs of their own in the top of third. Dilson Herrera hit his first major league home run, a solo shot to left field to lead off the inning. Wilmer Flores hit a single next, and Zack Wheeler attempted to move him over with a sacrifice bunt. Henderson Alvarez chose to throw the ball to second but was too late and everyone was safe. After Juan Lagares hit into a fielder’s choice, Curtis Granderson walked to load the bases.
David Wright came to the plate and hit a line drive up the middle that would lead to three runs scoring after center fielder Marcell Ozuna airmailed the ball into the Marlins dugout, giving the Mets a 4-2 lead.
Henderson Alvarez left the game after this play with a strained oblique. He went 2.1 innings, and allowed four runs on three hits, while striking out one and walking one. He was replaced by Brad Hand.
The Marlins threatened in the bottom of the third inning, but the Mets got out of it unscathed as Zack Wheeler struck out Marcell Ozuna to end the inning.
Wheeler almost got through the fifth inning and looked like he was in line for a win despite his high pitch count, but after a David Wright error to prolong the inning, Casey McGehee knocked in a run with a double, and Garrett Jones drove in a run of his own with a single, the Marlins effectively ended Zack’s day. Wheeler pitched 4.2 innings, and allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits, while striking out eight and walking two. He took a no decision for the afternoon.
In the top of the sixth inning, Brad Hand allowed a single to Travis d’Arnaud and a walk to Matt den Dekker. Sam Dyson was brought into the game to replace him, and promptly gave up a two run triple to Dilson Herrera to put the Mets up 6-5.
Adeiny Hechavarria dropped down a bunt in the bottom of the sixth, and ended up reaching second as Dilson Herrera threw the ball out of play. After a Jordany Valdespin walk to follow, Christian Yelich tied the game up for Miami again as he singled up the middle. The Mets got out of the inning as they turned a 6-4-3 double play.
Jeurys Familia come on to pitch the eighth, and after committing three errors in the frame, three runs came across giving the Marlins a 9-6 lead.
Steve Cishek closed the door for Miami in the top of the ninth, setting the Mets down 1,2,3 and earning his 32nd save of the year.
The Mets committed six errors this afternoon, one shy of their club record, in what was one of the sloppiest games played by both sides in a long time.