May 30th 2015 -- Marlins 9, Mets 5

Saturday at Citi Field Giancarlo Stanton launched a pair of home runs as the Marlins go yard 4 times and beat the Mets 8-5.

 Jonathon Niese started and for the first time in his career gave up 4 earned runs in 3 consecutive games. The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a RBI double by the red hot Lucas Duda. In the 2nd a two run double by Donovan Solano made it 2-1 Fish. In the third Stanton hit his first dinger of the game to right center, # 14 on the year and it was 3-1. In the 4th J.T. Realmuto hit a 2 run shot to make it 5-1 Marlins and that was all for Niese. The Mets offense showed some life, as they scored 4 times in the bottom of the 4th to tie it. Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares singled. Danny Muno walked. Granderson hit a ball off the left field wall that turned into an RBI single. Then Ruben Tejada followed with a gapper to left that cleaned the bases and the game was tied at 5-5. The Met bullpen held until the 7th. Hansel Robles struggled ultimately yielding a 2 run single to Christian Yelich for a 7-5 Marlin lead. Alex Torres took the mound and pitched a scoreless 8th but in the 9th allowed a bomb to Stanton, his second on the game #15 on the year in the 2nd deck in left. Jeff Baker followed with a solo homer to make it 9-5 Marlins. 

Niese goes 4 innings allowing 7 hits 5 runs (4 earned) walking 3. Robles take the loss falling to 0-1. Mike Dunn gets the win in relief he’s 1-3. A.J. Ramos notches his 4th save as the Marlins clinch a series win taking the first two games of the series. Martin Prado went 3 for 5 and 4 Marlins had 2 RBI apiece to pace a 14 hit attack. Ruben Tejada went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI for the Mets. 

With the loss the Mets fall to 27-23 overall 20-8 at the friendly confines. With another Nat loss they stay 1 ½ games out of first in the NL east. Sunday afternoon the Mets look to salvage the final game of the set. Bartolo Colon (7-3 4.82) goes for the Mets, David Phelps (2-2 3.56) goes for Miami.


Michael S. said...

As much as I like Niese and have wanted a vet LHP in the rotation with the kids, he seems to be playing himself out of Steve Matz's rotation spot.

If Matz comes up and throws the way he has in the minors, there'll be no taking him out of the rotation and the transition from Gee/Niese to Thor/Matz will be complete.

Michael S. said...

SP1 Harvey
SP2 Syndergaard
SP3 Matz
SP4 deGrom
SP5 Wheeler

...next summer

D Whit said...

Niese isn't right. My not so bold prediction-Matz makes his MLB debut in June and Niese's season ends due to shoulder issues.

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