The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-2. Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched pretty well, Erik Goeddel did not out of the bullpen. Yoenis Cespedes had two of the teams four hits.
Matz pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts. He lost his fourth game of the season. Goeddel pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs and Antonio Bastardo pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.
Wei-Yin Chen won his fifth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up three hits and a run with a walk and five strikeouts. Fernando Rodney pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and A.J. Ramos pitched an inning with a walk and saved his 25th game of the season.
Cespedes had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, James Loney had a hit and drew a walk and Alejandro De Aza had a hit and an RBI. Cespedes and De Aza each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Martin Prado had a hit, Marcell Ozuna had two hits and drew a walk and Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and five RBI. Chris Johnson had a hit, Miguel Rojas had a hit and Jeff Mathis had a hit. Stanton hit two homeruns and the Marlins were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Rojas had a stolen base.
In the fourth Cespedes hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the seventh Stanton hit a two run homerun and it was 2-1 Marlins. In the eighth Stanton hit a three run homerun to make it 5-1 Marlins. De Aza hit a solo homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 5-2 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play the rubber game of the three game series on Wednesday night.