Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:26 PM
Tuesday night at Citi Field the Marlins got to Jacob deGrom for 6 runs in 5 innings, the Mets 8 game winning streak comes to an end with a 9-3 loss. The Mets took at 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Curtis Granderson singled; Yoenis Cespedes was hit by a pitch. Daniel Murphy grounded out to place runners on 2nd and 3rd for David Wright who doubled to right scoring Granderson. Michael Conforto walked to load the bases, but Miami starter and winner Tim Koehler retired Travis d’Arnaud and Lucas Duda to escape the inning without further damage. The game stayed 1-0 until the top of the 4th when the Marlins scored three times against deGrom on 4 straight hits. Christian Yelich and Martin Prado singled. Justin Bour doubled home Yelich. Marcel Ozuna singled home Prado. J.T. Realmuto capped the rally with a sac-fly. In the 5th 4 more hits, 3 more runs against deGrom. Yelich had an RBI double; Prado had a sac-fly and Bour an RBI single. In the top of the 7th Miguel Rojas singled and advanced to 2nd against Erik Goeddel. Eric O’Flaherty came in an allowed a single by Dee Gordon and a run came home on a ground out by Yelich that was charged to Goeddel. In the bottom of the 8th the Mets got back on the board; Wright singled, Conforto doubled and Wright came home on a ground out to short by d’Arnaud. Ruben Tejada singled home Conforto for the Mets 3rd run. In the top of the 9th against Dario Alvarez, Dee Gordon capped off the win for Miami with a 2 run homer, his 3rd of the year to make it 9-3. Gordon led the way for the Fish going 4 for 5. Christian Yelich and Justin Bour had 3 hits. Conforto and Tejada had 2 hits apiece for the Mets. deGrom lasted the 5 innings allowing 10 hits, 6 runs (all earned) and struck out 5 taking the loss falling to 13-8; Koehler gets the win improving to 10-13. With the loss the Mets fall to 83-62 on the year. They are 46-25 at Citi Field. The Nationals beat the Phillies 4-0 so the Met lead in the NL East falls to 8 ½ games. Wednesday night is the rubber game of this series. Bartolo Colon (14-11 4.13) goes for win # 15. Lefty Adam Conley (3-1 4.93) goes for Miami.