Rapid Reaction: Shoddy Mets Defense Contributes In 6-3 Loss To Marlins

The New York Mets (34-42) were defeated by the Miami Marlins (35-40) by a score of 6-3 at Marlins Park on Tuesday evening. The loss puts the Mets eight games under .500, in 4th place, 11.5 games behind the Washington Nationals.

Pitching:

Robert Gsellman was on the mound for the Mets tonight and he didn’t last long. Gsellman injured himself running the bases on a groundout in the top of the 4th inning. Gsellman pitched three innings allowing three runs while walking none and striking out four.

In the top of the first inning, Gsellman ran into trouble right away. Dee Gordon, Christian Yelich, and Justin Bour were all able to single before Martin Prado made Gsellman pay on a double to left field to give the Marlins three early runs.

Gsellman appeared to settle down over the next two innings but was removed in the top of the 4th due to injury.

Paul Sewald came in for Gsellman and pitched three beautiful scoreless innings.

Neil Ramirez came in for the Mets in the bottom of the 7th inning and promptly walked the leadoff man, J.T. Realmuto. JT Riddle was next and singled off a deflected ball off Lucas Duda to put runners on first and second with nobody out.

Jerry Blevins tried to come in and clean up the mess but to no avail. Ichiro Suzuki hit a pinch-hit single to left field on a play that Wilmer Flores went the wrong way on in the field that lead to the go-ahead run. After Jerry Blevins intentionally walked Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich laced a single to center field to score two more and give the Marlins a 6-3 lead.

Offense:

Curtis Granderson got the Mets started with a leadoff homerun in the top of the first inning, his 11th of the year.

In the top of the 4th inning, Travis d’Arnaud slapped a single to center field to score Lucas Duda and give the Mets their second run of the game.

In the top of the 7th inning, Travis d’Arnaud tied the game with his 9th home run of the season at 3-3.

Notes:

The Mets are calling Gsellman’s injury a left hamstring strain.

Blevins has allowed runs in three of his last five outings.

Michael Conforto (bruised hand) was not available to hit and it sounds like he’ll be unavailable tomorrow night as well. X-rays taken today were negative.

On Deck:

The Mets will play their second game of a three-game set with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park tomorrow evening. The game has a start time of 7:10 PM. Steven Matz (1-1, 3.60 ERA), will look to get the Mets back on track against Jeff Locke (0-3, 5.70 ERA).

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