Torres Solid, But Mets Shutout 3-0 To Clinch Fifth Straight Losing Season

The Mets clinched their fifth consecutive losing season after they were beaten by the Marlins 3-0 this afternoon at Citi Field. It was the third shutout loss for the Mets in this homestand.

Five straight losing seasons is the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. The only streaks longer: seven from 1962-68 and 1977-83, and six from 1991-96.

Carlos Torres limited the Marlins to two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out a career-high eight in six innings.

Frank Francisco left the game after being struck on the right thumb on a come-backer by Logan Morrison.

We’ll have a full recap of all today’s action after the second game.

Jacob Turner (3-6, 3.43) will oppose Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3, 8.00) at 7:35 PM.

Game 2 Mets Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Juan Lagares – RF
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  6. Matt den Dekker – CF
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka – RHP

Doubleheader Preview

The Mets stopped their slide last night with a 4-3 win against the Marlins and today they try to make it three wins with a doubleheader sweep. Fans that come to the ballpark today will be treated to Carlos Torres followed by Daisuke Matsuzaka as they face off against Henderson Alvarez and Jacob Turner.

Carlos Torres looks to get back on the right track. On the season he is 3-4 with a 3.53 ERA over 66.1 innings. In his last start he allowed 6 ER over 4.0 innings and his previous two starts he allowed 4 ER over 13.0 innings. He has only pitched one inning against the Marlins this year and it was a quiet inning. The Marlins have the following numbers against the Torres:

Hill 0-3
Polanco 0-3
Stanton 0-2
Morrison 0-1
Pierre 1-1

In the first game the Mets will get a look at Henderson Alvarez who is 3-4 with a 4.34 ERA over 13 games and 74.2 innings. In the month of September he has pitched 10.0 innings with 8 ER. In one start against the Mets this year he allowed 2 ER in 7.1 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Alvarez:

Murphy 1-6
Young 1-3, 2B
Baxter 3-3, 2B, 3B
Duda 0-3
Lagares 0-2

In the second game today, the Mets will go with Matsuzaka who finally had a good start his last time out pitching 5.2 innings allowing one run, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. As a Met he’s 0-3 over 4 starts pitching 18.0 innings with an 8.00 ERA. In his career he has had one start against the Marlins allowing 4 ER in 5.1 innings of work. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

Polanco 2-9
Mathis 1-11
Dobbs 1-3
Stanton 1-2, HR

In the nightcap, the Mets will try to deal with Jacob Turner who is 3-6 over 18 games with a 3.43 ERA and 107.2 innings. In his last four starts he is 0-2 while allowing 13 ER over 20.1 innings which is a 5.75 ERA. He is 1-0 against the Mets in 13.1 innings with a 2.03 ERA (3 ER). The Mets have the following numbers against Turner:

Murphy 3-10
Duda 2-7
Tejada 1-7, 2B
Lagares 0-3

Lets Go Mets!

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