The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first against the Marlins and Mat Latos when Michael Cuddyer stroked a 2 run homer, his 2nd homer on the year . In the bottom of the 1st Giancarlo Stanton tied the game at 2 with a 2 run blast (6) off Mets starter Bartolo Colon. In the 3rd, the Mets took a 3-2 lead when Curtis Granderson scored on a ground out by Lucas Duda. In the 5th with 2 out and Donovan Solano on third, Stanton hit an infield hit that Daniel Murphy tried in vain to get to first in time and the game was tied at 3.
Colon pitched into the 7th. He allowed a lead-off double to Adeiny Hechavarria. Hechavarria was sacrificed to third and then came home on the sac-fly. In the 8th Hansel Robles started the inning and was relieved by Alex Torres with 2 on and 1 out and in an epic at bat, Ichiro ended up hitting his first homer on the year to ice the game.
Colon is the starter and loser going 6 2/3 allowing 9 hits 4 runs (all earned) and struck out 2. He falls to 4-1. Sam Dyson pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief and picks up the win he’s now 1-0. The Met offense only managed 7 hits on the night. Kevin Plawecki and Cuddyer each had 2 hits.
With the loss the Mets drop 2 of 3 to the Marlins. They now stand at 15-7 overall and 5-7 on the road. Thursday night the Mets are back home in Flushing to host a four game set with the Nationals. Thursday night Jacob deGrom 2-2 2.96) goes for the Mets, Stephen Strasburg (1-2 4.88) goes for Washington.