The Marlins came up big against Mets ace
Matt Harvey Noah Syndergaard Jacob deGrom, beating him for the first time in seven tries and taking game two with relative ease.
The Mets started off the scoring when Mets captain David Wright drove him Curtis Granderson from third base with a deep double, 1-0.
It took a couple of innings but the Marlins responded in the fourth. Christian Yelich led things off with a single, then Martin Prado singled to center. Justin Bour doubled to left scoring Yelich and moving Prado to third base. Marcel Ozuna followed up with a single to center, scoring Prado and moving Bour to third. After Derek Dietrich struck out swinging, JT Realmuto lifted a ball in the air far enough to secure the sacrifice, bringing in Bour. Ozuna was caught stealing to end the inning, but not before the Marlins had secured themselves a 3-1 lead.
The very next inning deGrom found himself in trouble again. Tom Koehler likes to contribute on both sides of the ledger and accordingly smoked a double to right field. Dee Gordon singled to right, moving Koehler to third. Yelich doubled to deep center, scoring Koehler and moving Gordon to third. Prado followed with a sac fly to bring in Gordon. Bour then singled to center to drive in Yelich but was out attempting to reach second. Nevertheless, three more runs were in and the Marlins were up 6-1. DeGrom's evening would be done after that, chased after five giving up the six runs on ten base hits, striking out five and walking none.
Tom Koehler, for his part, went six innings giving up just the one run (though he did issue four walks) while striking out four, just about his average line with a bit more base on balls.
The Marlins tacked on another run in the seventh, with Miguel Rojas having singled and Gordon moving him along to third with his own base hit. Yelich again figured into the scoring, driving in Rojas with a sharply hit ball to second. 7-1 the score now.
The Mets scored a couple runs off of Bryan Morris in the eighth, but Dee Gordon put the game away in the top of the ninth. With Ichiro onboard via a single, Gordon hit a no-doubt two run shot for his third homerun of the year. 9-3 was the score, and 9-3 it remained after Brian Ellington finished the Mets off in the bottom of the ninth.
- Mike Dunn was stellar in relief of Tom Koehler. With two men on, Dunn struck out Curtis Granderson, Yoenis Cespedes, and Daniel Murphy in order, retiring the side in grand fashion.
- Ichiro had a pinch hit single up the middle for number 2,932, putting him three behind notorious homerun king Barry Bonds.
- Gordon had four hits, Yelich and Bour checking in with three apiece.
Adam Conley vs. Bartolo Colon, game three tomorrow 7:10 EST.
Hero of the Game: Justin Bour (+272)
Goat of the Game: Jacob deGrom (-.402)
Play of the Game: Bour doubling in Prado in the 4th (+.203)