The Marlins had a tough loss to the Mets on Saturday. The game was close all the way until the final pitch. Zach Gallen struggled today against the Mets. Noah Syndergaard did a good job against the Fish, but the offense stayed in it.
Zach Gallen: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Noah Syndergaard: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 HR
The Mets struck first during the third inning today. Jeff McNeil doubled and was followed up by a Michael Conforto two-run home run off the right field foul pole. The breaking ball from Gallen was right down the middle of the plate. Gallen continued to weave in and out of trouble until he was finally taken out.
The Fish showed their fight today by coming back the next inning and scoring two runs of their own. Neil Walker singled to get things going. Harold Ramirez followed that up with a double scoring Walker. Jorge Alfaro then unleashed his first triple of the season, bringing home Ramirez in the process.
Austin Brice has been on a roll this season and added another inning tonight. He struck out two during a one-two-three inning. Jarlin Garcia got in an inning of work pitching the seventh. He only gave up a single to McNeil.
Nick Anderson filled in for the eighth and that is when trouble came. After giving up a single to Dominic Smith, Robinson Cano blasted a curve ball into the stands. Cano was sitting on the pitch and sent it flying. This was Anderson’s one mistake, but it was enough to put the Mets up two runs.
The Fish did put up a fight at the end. Starlin Castro singled to get the tying run up to the plate. Jorge Alfaro had the big showdown with two outs. Sadly, the 3-2 pitch which was a ball, was called a strike. The inside pitch did not catch any of the plate as seen above. This ended the game, obviously on an awful note.
The Fish will go for the series win tomorrow as they send Sandy Alcántara to the mound to face Jacob deGrom first pitch 1:10 ET.
Marlins vs Mets box score (MLB.com)
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