Game Recap: Mets Bats Silenced in 5-1 Loss to Marlins

The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins 5-1 at Citi Field on Tuesday night.

Pitching

Zack Wheeler worked around a one out J.T. Realmuto single in the top of the first. However, the Marlins jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second.

Brian Anderson led off the inning with a double, then back-to-back singles from Derek Dietrich and Miguel Rojas made it 1-0.

After a Jose Reyes error on a bunt attempt loaded the bases, Realmuto drove in a pair with a two out single to make it 3-0 Miami.

Wheeler bounced back in the third, as he struck out both Starlin Castro and Anderson in a 1-2-3 inning. He followed that up by striking out Lewis Brinson and Caleb Smith in a 1-2-3 fourth.

Wheeler ran into some trouble with two outs in the fifth. Justin Bour singled to right, then Starlin Castro reached on a Reyes throwing error to put runners on second and third.

However, Wheeler battled back to strike out Anderson and get himself out of trouble.

Wheeler finished his night strong, striking out Smith and Brinson in a 1-2-3 sixth inning. He allowed three runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out nine over six innings.

Robert Gsellman worked around a two out Realmuto single and Bour walk in a scoreless seventh.

AJ Ramos struggled in his only inning of work. He issued a leadoff walk to Anderson and then Dietrich jumped on a fastball for a two run home run to increase the Marlins lead to 5-1.

Pitching for the first time in a week, Jacob Rhame tossed a scoreless top of the ninth.

Offense

The Mets chipped into the lead in the bottom of the second. In his first at-bat as a Met Jose Bautista lined a lead off double into the left field corner. A Jose Reyes ground out moved him to third, then he scored on a Tomas Nido sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 3-1.

Michael Conforto put a lot into one leading off the sixth, but Lewis Brinson made a nice leaping catch at the wall to rob him of extra-bases.

Adrian Gonzalez led off the eighth with a double to right. After Amed Rosario grounded out, Brandon Nimmo drew a walk to put runners on the corners for Asdrubal Cabrera.

After working the count in his favor, Cabrera rolled into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.

The Mets bats were stymied by Caleb Smith as he only allowed three hits and struck out eight over 6.2 innings.

On Deck

The Mets send Jacob deGrom to the mound as they look to take the rubber game tomorrow night against Dan Straily and the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

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