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