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Marlins fail to stop Mets, fall 4-2

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The Marlins returned home for a series with the Mets, but José Ureña and company failed to stop the red-hot team from New York.

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The Marlins should have expected Monday night’s matchup against the Mets to not be a cakewalk, especially considering New York was on a five-game win streak heading into the game.

However, the Fish were able to keep the game relatively close for the most part going up against New York’s ace, Noah Syndergaard, but just couldn’t get over that final hump.

On the pitching side of the game, Ureña didn’t give Miami the same type of solid outing he did last time around where he was just about as good as he has been his entire career. On Monday night, he only lasted five innings while allowing three earned runs on five hits.

He was a bit wild early and had issues hitting his spots, but seemed to become a bit more consistent as the game went on. He was taken out so early though in an attempt for Miami to generate some much-needed offense.

Speaking of the offense, besides a run each in the fifth and sixth, the bats were relatively quiet on a humid night in South Beach. Brian Anderson scored on a single by Derek Dietrich in the fifth and Anderson would go on to score Starlin Castro with an RBI double an inning later.

Justin Bour’s struggles continued, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout and even making an error on the field. While trying to turn a double play in the seventh, Bour threw the ball into left-field causing Adrian Gonzalez to take third base and eventually score.

Junichi Tazawa came in to pitch the sixth and an out for the seventh, surrendering one run (unearned) while striking out two and walking two. Kyle Barraclough would enter in the seventh and give up and inherited run but would bounce back to record the final two outs with bases loaded by striking out Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce.

Odrisamer Despaigne threw a clean eighth inning and was followed up by Tayron Guerrero in the ninth.

Miami wouldn’t be able to come back from their two-run deficit in the ninth, despite having two men in scoring position, and it would be called a ballgame, Miami fell to New York 4-2.

King Fish:

Kyle Barraclough for getting out of a bases-loaded jam and continuing his streak of not allowing any earned runs this season.

Flounder:

Justin Bour for continuing to look lost at the plate as well as making an errant throw which eventually led to a run scoring.

Turning Point:

Amed Rosario knocking a single to left-field in the seventh, causing Gonzalez to score and putting the Mets up by two.


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Matchup Summary

The Marlins are back home to begin a series with the scorching hot division rival New York Mets. Jose Urena will be taking the mound for Miami and will be going up against New York’s ace Noah Syndergaard. In his previous start, Ureña became the first Marlins starter of the season to last at least seven innings while tying his career high strikeout number with seven.

Pitching Matchup

Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Name Team IP ERA FIP K/9 fWAR
Ivan Nova Pirates 17.1 5.19 4.68 6.75 0
Jose Urena Marlins 16 5.06 4.75 7.31 0.1

Stats courtesy of Fangraphs

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK METS MIAMI MARLINS
Michael Conforto - CF Derek Dietrich - LF
Yoenis Cespedes - LF Miguel Rojas - SS
Jay Bruce - RF Starlin Castro - 2B
Todd Frazier - 3B Justin Bour - 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Brian Anderson - 3B
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Cameron Maybin - CF
Kevin Plawecki - C Braxton Lee - RF
Noah Syndergaard - RHP Bryan Holaday - C
Amed Rosario - SS Jose Urena - RHP

Thread Question

Who stays in the game longer, Noah Syndergaard or Jose Urena?