Entering the season, the Marlins starting rotation was depleted. With two starting pitchers placed on the disabled list, the rotation is as thin as a feather. The lack of pitching showed on Saturday when the Marlins took on their division rival, the New York Mets.
New York piled on 11 runs, as they blasted the Marlins 11-3. Miami's defense was similar to a little league team, as they had three errors. Odrisamer Despaigne got his first start of the season for the Marlins, and he gave up three runs and five hits. This game was delayed for 39 minutes because of rain.
New York blew the game up in the first inning when they scored five runs. The Marlins crawled back into the game when Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna both hit home runs to cut the lead to 5-3. The Mets would blow open the game again when they scored three runs in the 5th inning.
Two of those runs were scored on a passed ball and a walk with the bases loaded. New York put Miami away for good when they added three more runs in the 7th inning. Robert Gsellman got the win for New York, but he allowed three runs and eight hits. Jay Bruce had three RBI for the Mets.
Christian Yelich didn't start for the first time this season because of a tight hamstring. The Marlins have now lost five of their last six games. Miami will look to salvage this series when they take on New York tomorrow at 1:10 ET. Jose Ureña will pitch for Miami, while Matt Harvey will be on the bump for New York.
Swordfish: Asdrubal Cabrera (.106)
Flounder: Odrisamer Despaigne (-.396)
Play of the game: Asdrubal Cabrera doubled to center, Michael Conforto scores (.123)