Mets Drown Marlins

Long story, short, the Mets first eight batters reached base safely off Pablo Lopez of the Marlins. The big blast was from Amed Rosario who hit an opposite field grand slam:

By the time the first inning was over, it was 8-0 Mets, which essentially meant it was game over. Really, the Mets abused Lopez. The young pitcher allowed 10 earned over two innings.

Aside from Rosario’s blast, Wilson Ramos and Robinson Cano hit first inning RBI singles, and Brandon Nimmo walked to force home a run. In the second, Michael Conforto hit a homer making it 9-0.

Conforto snapped an 0-for-12 streak heading into the game. He would not make an out going 3-for-3 with a walk, HBP, three runs, and the aforementioned homer.

Later in the game, Jeff McNeil hit a homer of his own, and Nimmo had an RBI single giving the Mets an 11-2 lead.

What was noteworthy about one of the Marlins two runs was Neil Walker drove home Curtis Granderson home in the second. It was certainly an off sight to see for Mets fans.

That rally was the only time the Marlins got to Zack Wheeler. He’d go seven allowing just two runs on nine hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts.

Every Mets starter, including Wheeler, reached base safely. Pete Alonso was the only Mets starter without a hit, and he’d still walk twice and score a run.

Overall, a Mets team scuffling and incapable of scoring runs got real healthy against a terrible Marlins team. This is what the Mets are going to have to continue to do to not just get to .500, but also make headway in the division.

Game Notes: This was the first time since 1989 the Mets first eight batters reached in a game. Dominic Smith was called up to replace Steven Matz, who was placed on the IL.

4 thoughts on “Mets Drown Marlins”

  1. holmer says:

    Fire Chili! Too many opposite field hits.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Too many ground balls and strike outs

  2. oldbackstop says:

    Fifteen lousy hits. /damn that Chili! šŸ™‚

    Actually, ESPN had the story:

    ” previously slumping Mets, who set a season best with 15 hits and matched their high for runs. Zack Wheeler (3-2) struck out 11 over seven innings, reaching double digits for the third time in four outings. Earlier in the day, manager Mickey Callaway met with Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. “This meeting had a different focus. This meeting was about, how can we be better? How can we get going in the right direction?” Callaway said. “None of us are satisfied with what’s been going on to this point.”

    Seems like management walked Mickey over to a view of the cliff…..

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Maybe instead of pretending like Callaway was the issue, they should address their real needs

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