Coming off of a losing road trip, the Marlins were confident they could get things turned around. But with a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday night, the Marlins dropped their fourth consecutive series and are falling further behind in the Wild Card standings.
Miami's lone run against Jacob deGrom came in the bottom of the third. Christian Yelich and Donovan Solano opened the frame with singles, and after Giancarlo Stanton grounded into a double play, Casey McGehee's RBI infield single gave Miami a one run edge.
Tom Koehler was solid on the night, with New York's only being able to score a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. Travis d'Arnaud walked with two outs before Kirk Nieuwenhuis's two-run home run to right center field made it a 2-1 contest.
In seven innings, Koehler allowed five hits and two runs while walking four and striking out ten.
Miami tied the game in the bottom of the seventh against Buddy Carlyle. Adeiny Hechavarria doubled with one out and came around to score on a Christian Yelich two-out RBI single against Dario Alvarez.
Mike Dunn had difficulty throwing strikes in the eighth, and a d'Arnaud RBI single and Dilson Herrera RBI groundout against Bryan Morris gave the Mets a 4-2 lead.
Giancarlo Stanton's 36th home run of the season in the bottom of the frame made it a one run game, but the Marlins couldn't complete a late rally.
Hero of The Game: Christian Yelich (+.201 WPA)
Goat of The Game: Bryan Morris (-.298 WPA)
Play of The Game: Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered in the fourth, allowing Travid d'Arnaud to score. (+.298 WPA)