The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida and the final score was 8-2. Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched well. Phillip Evans and Luis Guillorme each had two hits to lead the offense.
Matz pitched two innings giving up three hits and no runs with no walks and a strikeout. Marcos Molina pitched a perfect inning, David Roseboom pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched an inning with a hit and he struck out one. Rafael Montero pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts, Chasen Bradford pitched an inning giving up a walk and he got the win and Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. Ben Rowen pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Juan Lagares had a hit, Champ Stuart had a hit and an RBI and Michael Conforto had a hit. Travis Taijeron had a hit, Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and an RBI and Evans had two hits and an RBI. Dominic Smith had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Amed Rosario had a hit and L.J. Mazzilli had a hit and two RBI. Guillorme had two hits and drew a walk, Patrick Biondi drew a walk and Wuilmer Becerra had a hit and drew a walk. Gene Cone had an RBI and drew two walks, Becerra, Taijeron and Evans each hit a double. d’Arnaud and Mazzilli each hit a homerun. The Mets were 5-16 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Lagares, Conforto and Becerra each had a stolen base. Guillorme and Smith each committed an error.
In the fourth d’Arnaud hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the eighth Evans hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Smith hit an RBI single to make it 3-1, Mazzilli hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 5-1. Stuart hit an RBI single still in the eighth to make it a 6-1 game. A passed ball pushed the Mets lead to 7-1. In the bottom of the eighth Moises Sierra hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-2 and in the ninth Cone drew an RBI walk to make it an 8-2 game which would be the final score.