Mets rally late but fall to Marlins in Miami
The Mets came back from a late three-run deficit, but lost to the Marlins on Tuesday night in Miami.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, when a Curtis Granderson error opened the door for the Marlins. After Granderson was unable to cleanly field Dee Gordon‘s leadoff single, allowing Gordon to advance to second, Gordon was bunted over to third base. With the count 3-2, Giancarlo Stanton lined a single to left field to drive in Gordon as the Marlins took a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, J.T. Realmuto‘s RBI single made it 2-0 Marlins , and a wild pitch by Buddy Carlyle allowed the Marlins to increase their lead to 3-0.
The Mets roared back in the top of the seventh. With the bases loaded and one out, Juan Lagares ripped a bases clearing double to left center to clear the bases and tie things, 3-3.
Daniel Murphy led off the top of the eighth with a double, Terry Collins asked Ruben Tejada to bunt him over, and Tejada botched it…leading to Murphy getting thrown out at third and the Mets failing to score.
Carlos Torres entered in the bottom of the eighth and had nothing. He walked Martin Prado, got Giancarlo Stanton to pop up on a hanger, and walked the next batter to put runners on first and second. Terry Collins had no one warming up, and Torres promptly served up a go-ahead single on his first pitch to Michael Morse as the Marlins took a 4-3 lead.
Curtis Granderson drew a leadoff walk in the ninth but was stranded.
- Rafael Montero allowed two runs on five hits, walked one and struck out six in 5.2 innings of work.
- Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4.
- Alex Torres struck out the side in a perfect seventh.
- Carlos Torres allowed a run on two walks and a hit in the eighth.
The Mets wrap up their three-game series against the Marlins on Wednesday in Miami at 7:05 p.m.
Bartolo Colon gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Mat Latos for the Marlins.