The Marlins have been in an awful decline this past week. Last nights victory was a big first step out of that slump. The Marlins had a strong win in their hands that they let slip away a bit. At one point they were up 7-1 before the Mets started to fight back. Luckily for the Fish Sergio Romo was able to get the 2-inning save.
Trevor Richards: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
Jacob deGrom: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Trevor Richards pitched ok against the Mets at home. He ran into trouble two times during his start. He would be able to get out of the first problem, but the second one would knock him out of the game.
The trouble began in the second inning. Peter Alonso, who absolutely destroys against the Marlins continued that trend last night. In his first at bat of the game he flicked what looked like a fly ball into the grassy knoll for a home run. Todd Frazier later tripled in the inning, but Richards put a stop to things there.
Please enjoy the pure strength of @Pete_Alonso20. pic.twitter.com/eItMWZ4doD— New York Mets (@Mets) May 17, 2019
Richards pitched well after that, that is until the Mets finally chased him out of the game in the seventh inning. He started things off by giving up a lead off single to Juan Lagares. J.D. Davis followed this up with a two-run home run to center field. It was a low ball from Richards that just carried itself out of the park. Adam Conley came in to finish up the inning for Richards.
Nick Anderson had a rough inning for the Fish. He gave up a total of three runs, and had to be bailed out by Sergio Romo. Romo allowed the two inherited runners to score, but after that finished up the game for the save. The pitching was a bit all over the place again, with the home run ball really hurting the Fish.
Official SNY Statcast on @Pete_Alonso20's second HR— SNY (@SNYtv) May 18, 2019
Exit Velocity: Really Fast
Launch Angle: Really High
Projected HR Distance: Really Far pic.twitter.com/oCoMo0ac69
The bats were out in full force against deGrom in this one. They fought off many pitches, and converted many of them into hits. The Mets are one of the sloppiest teams in Baseball when it comes to errors. Miami had no problem capitalizing off that in this game. The Mets had a total of three errors throughout the night. The Fish were able to produce two runs from these mistakes.
PER THE ADVICE OF TWITTER, we have scored two (2) runs. #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/rYyRnkaQvo— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 18, 2019
deGrom had control issues all night. Many times the catcher called for a low pitch, and instead he would get a sailing pitch high in the strike zone. These missed cues led to a few of the hits for the Fish. Jorge Alfaro crushed one of deGrom’s low pitches 456 feet to dead center.
There was no hesitation for the Fish at the plate. They collected a total of 10 hits, two less than the Mets. They made the most out of important situations, and won a good one against a division rival that had been killing them this season.
.@Marlins have absolutely NO CHILL @_JorgeAlfaro11 launches a 2-run homer to center-field for his 6th HR this season!— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 18, 2019
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Pablo López will take on Steven Matz today at 4:10.
Marlins vs. Mets box score (MLB.com)
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