The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-2. Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well. Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera each had two hits to lead the offense.
Wheeler pitched four innings giving up six hits and five runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Wheeler took his first loss of the season. Josh Smoker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and a strikeout, Rafael Montero pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks with two strikeouts and Josh Edgin pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout.
Wei-Yin Chen started for the Marlins and pitched six innings giving up seven hits and a run with a walk and five strikeouts. Chen won his first game of the season. Nick Wittgren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Dustin McGowan pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one.
Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI and Wilmer Flores had a hit and drew a walk. Curtis Granderson had two hits and an RBI, Neil Walker had a hit and Jay Bruce drew a walk. Rivera had two hits, Michael Conforto had a hit and Rivera and Granderson each hit a double. Cespedes hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
Dee Gordon had a hit, A.J. Ellis drew a walk and Christian Yelich had two hits and two RBI. Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and drew a walk, Justin Bour had a hit and drew two walks and Marcell Ozuna had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Derek Dietrich had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk. Adeiny Hechavarria had an RBI, Chen had a hit and Dietrich hit a triple and Yelich hit a homerun. The Marlins were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Gordon had a stolen base.
In the first Granderson hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the second Dietrich hit a two-run triple to give the Marlins a 2-1 lead. Hechavarria hit an RBI ground out to extend the lead to 3-1. In the third Yelich hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 5-1. In the fifth Ozuna hit an RBI single and Dietrich hit an RBI single to make it a 7-1 game. Cespedes hit a solo homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 7-2 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday evening and then play the finale on Sunday night.