Game Recap: Monell’s homer powers Mets over Marlins

By Danny Abriano

Jacob deGrom was dominant over five scoreless innings and Steven Matz added a perfect frame of his own, and the Mets came back late to beat the Marlins by the score of 6-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Tradition Field.

Game Recap:

The story of the game was Jacob deGrom, who stifled the Marlins over five innings. After struggling with his command for the first few batters, deGrom settled in and dominated.

Steven Matz followed deGrom and was impressive, featuring a fastball that sat around 94 MPH while mixing in his secondary offerings well during his scoreless inning of work.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the sixth when Kevin Plawecki hit a solo homer to left.

In the seventh, Daniel Murphy opened the door for the Marlins when he stayed back on what should’ve been a routine ground out, allowing the Marlins to get the leadoff man on. A few batters later, after the game was tied, Erik Goeddel served up a two-run homer to Michael Morse as the Marlins took a 3-1 lead.

Miami added  a run in the eighth to take a 4-1 lead.

The Mets came back in the eighth. Trailing 4-3 with two runners on, Johnny Monell, Jr. hit the first pitch he saw over the right field fence to give the Mets a 6-4 lead and close out the scoring.


  • Jacob deGrom tossed five scoreless innings while allowing one hit, walking none, and striking out six.
  • Steven Matz tossed a perfect seventh inning.
  • Jenrry Mejia worked around a pair of two-out singles in the ninth to earn the save.

Next Up:

The Mets are off on Wednesday before playing split squad games on Thursday against Houston (at home) and St. Louis (on the road).

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