The New York Mets (16-16) dropped their second straight to the Miami Marlins (18-15) by a score of 3-0 Tuesday evening at Marlins Park in Miami. In a game featuring little offense, Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez was the story, throwing a complete game, six-hit shutout for the win. The game moved extremely quickly, wrapping up in just over two hours.
The Marlins wasted no time putting runs on the board, scoring twice in their first at-bat of the evening. After Derek Dietrich was hit by a pitch, Giancarlo Stanton drove home his 33rd run of the young season, with a one-out double to deep center. Stanton would score soon after, as he was singled home by Casey McGehee in the next at-bat.
Mets starter Bartolo Colon managed to escape that jam and pitched quite well the rest of the night, just five days after getting hammered for seven runs in just 4.2 innings in Colorado. The Marlins did plate a third run in the fifth, registering back-to-back-to-back two out singles with the big hit once again coming off the bat of McGehee, scoring Dietrich.
Colon would continue to pitch through the seventh, finishing with a line of three runs (all earned) on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts. He threw 90 pitches, 64 for strikes in the effort. The big story of the night however, would be his opposition in the Marlins dugout.
Alvarez was dominant all night, shutting out the Mets on 111 pitches while allowing just six hits and walking none. He also struck out seven, including Curtis Granderson to end the ballgame.
Player of the Game
- Alvarez pitched an excellent game, going the distance for his fourth complete game (and fourth shutout) of his young career.
- The Marlins offense was led by the trio of Dietrich, Stanton and McGehee, who combined for a 5-for-9 night and accounted for all three RBI and runs scored. Stanton also stole his third base of the season.
- Daniel Murphy recorded two hits on the night, including a double with one out in the ninth.
What's on Deck
- The Mets and Marlins conclude their three-game series Wednesday when Zack Wheeler (1-3, 5.13) faces Tom Koehler (3-2, 2.41). First pitch is scheduled for 12:40 PM.
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