The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Monday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 10-3. Steven Matz started his first game of the year and didn't pitch very well at all. David Wright and Yoenis Cespedes each had two hits to lead the offense.
Matz pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up six hits and seven runs with two walks and a strikeout. Matz took his first loss of the season. Hansel Robles pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts, Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Addison Reed pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings striking out four batters. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out a batter.
Jarred Cosart pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Chris Narveson won his first game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and he struck out two, Dustin McGowan pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Craig Breslow pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Bryan Morris pitched a perfect inning.
Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Wright had two hits and drew a walk and Cespedes had two hits and an RBI. Lucas Duda had a hit, Neil Walker had a hit and Michael Conforto had a hit and drew a walk. Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI, Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk and Wright hit a double. The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Granderson had an outfield assist.
Dee Gordon had two hits and an RBI, Marcell Ozuna had two hits and an RBI and Christian Yelich had two hits and two RBI. Giancarlo Stanton had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Martin Prado had two hits and drew two walks and Chris Johnson had two hits and drew two walks. J.T. Realmuto had three hits and an RBI, Adeiny Hechavarria had a hit and three RBI and Johnson and Ozuna each hit a double. Stanton and Ozuna each hit a homerun and the Marlins were 8-14 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Gordon had a stolen base and committed an error.
In the second the Marlins scored seven runs to take a 7-0 lead. Hechavarria hit a two run single, Gordon hit an RBI single, Yelich hit a two run single and Stanton hit a two run homerun. In the third Hechavarria hit a sac fly to make it an 8-0 game. The Mets got on the board in the fourth when Cespedes hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 8-1. A wild pitch in the fourth made it 8-2 and Cabrera grounded into a force out to make it 8-3. In the sixth Ozuna hit a solo homerun and Realmuto hit an RBI single to make it 10-3 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night. The Mets have lost three games in a row and are now 2-4 on the season. They will have Noah Syndergaard on the mound against Jose Fernandez in a battle of two young guns.