The Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 7-0 behind a strong performance by Jose Urena and the bullpen, which allowed just one combined hit. The Miami bats also had a good day, recording seven runs on 14 hits, including three home runs — two by Giancarlo Stanton.
It was a good way to end a very rough week for Miami as they had dropped five of their last six games, including an 11-3 blowout loss to the Mets Saturday.
The Marlins struck quickly in the first inning. After a Christian Yelich walk and Marcell Ozuna double to left, Giancarlo Stanton crushed a three-run home run giving Miami an early 3-0 lead.
Stanton extended Miami’s lead in the third inning after recording his second home run of the game. The 425-foot moonshot put the Marlins up 4-0, which was more than enough run support for Jose Urena. The young ace pitched a six inning-gem before being relieved. He allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out two on 102 pitches.
Miami extended its lead to 6-0 in the fourth inning after an Adeiny Hechavarria solo home run and Christian Yelich run on a wild pitch. Yelich doubled to center and then advanced to third on a Curtis Granderson throwing error before scoring.
In the seventh inning, Ozuna and Martin Prado recorded singles, which set up a Derek Dietrich RBI double, extending the Marlins lead to 7-0. David Phelps relieved Urena in the bottom half of the seventh and recorded a perfect inning. Nick Wittgren and A.J. Ramos finished off the Mets in the eighth and ninth innings to end the Marlins’ losing streak and secure the road shutout victory.
Miami will look to build upon Sunday's success in the coming week when they begin a nine-game home stand against the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Conley is scheduled to take the mound for Miami versus Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez.
Hero of the Game: Giancarlo Stanton (.242)
Villain of the Game: Adam Wilk (-.311)
Play of the Game: Giancarlo Stanton’s three-run homer (.179)