The New York Mets (33-48) defeated the Miami Marlins (34-51) by a score of 5-2 at SunTrust Park on Sunday to avoid getting swept in Miami for the first time since September of last season.
Steven Matz got the ball for the Mets on this hot summer afternoon. The lefty got into some trouble in the second inning due to an error by Todd Frazier and a couple of walks, one of which was to the pitcher. The Marlins had the bases loaded with two-outs but Matz got out of the inning though by striking out Starlin Castro.
In the fourth, Matz booted a bunt by Dan Straily with two outs which in turn drove in a run. Aside from that, Matz’s final line was as follows: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (unearned), 2 BB, 6 K.
He came out for Seth Lugo, who was recently moved back into the bullpen. Lugo went 1.2 innings while walking one and striking out one.
Jeurys Familia pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. It is likely his last month as a Met.
Todd Frazier walked in the second inning and came around to score on a double by Plawecki.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a homer into the second deck the following inning. His 14th of the season.
In the fourth, the Marlins intentionally walked Amed Rosario to face Steven Matz with Todd Frazier on second. Matz singled him home and also pitched 5.1 innings without giving up an earned run. It wasn’t a bad day for all Long Island sports fans.
All told, Frazier had two hits today and reached base three times.
The Mets are off tomorrow but head north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.47 ERA) will take the hill for the Mets against Marco Estrada (4-7, 4.53 ERA). The game starts at 7:07 p.m. and will air on SNY.