During his previous MLB experience from 2011-2015, Héctor Noesí finished with a 12-31 mark and an ERA above five. Selected from Triple-A prior to Tuesday night’s contest against the New York Mets at Citi Field, the Marlins hoped Noesí would take the lessons he’s learned since then and snap Miami’s current four-game losing skid. The Mets had other plans. Paced by Wilson Ramos’ three-run shot and eight shutout innings from Zack Wheeler, New York extended its winning streak to five, blanking the Marlins, 5-0.
In what was scheduled to be a Jordan Yamamoto start, Noesí filled in, tossing five innings, all while coughing up five runs, including two homers. With runners on first and second and two men down in the first, Todd Frazier ripped an RBI double that bounced off Jon Berti’s glove in left, bringing home J.D. Davis from second and giving the Mets a quick 1-0 edge. The home half of the third inning was one Noesi would rather forget, as Ramos’ three-run blast traveled 427 feet straightway center, according to Statcast, adding on to New York’s lead.
In the top half of that frame, Miguel Rojas appeared to have injured his right leg after running to first base during an inning-ending double play. Diagnosed with a right hamstring strain, Rojas was helped off the field by teammates and removed from the game.
It was reported postgame Rojas would fly back to Miami to receive an MRI. That means the Marlins will play with a short bench on Wednesday while it’s being determined if a stint on the injured list is necessary.
From there, the Marlins remained quiet on offense, repeatedly putting balls on the ground. Isan Díaz, who secured his first major league homer off Jacob deGrom Monday afternoon, finished 0-for-4, punching out three times; Brian Anderson finished an 0-for-4 night; Jorge Alfaro recorded zero hits in four plate appearances. Overall, Wheeler set down five hitters via the strikeout, allowing eight hits.
New York tacked on a run in the fifth after Pete Alonso crushed his 36th homer of the season and second in as many nights.
Adam Conley, Jose Quijada and Ryne Stanek—acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards—pitched three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Robert Gsellman finished what Wheeler started.
Looking to prevent a four-game sweep, Jordan Yamamoto will conclude the series Wednesday afternoon. Yamamoto finished with a no-decision in his previous outing vs. Minnesota, securing a career-best eight strikeouts in six innings of work. Steven Matz took a loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates August 2. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m.
Marlins vs. Mets box score (Baseball Theater)
Fish Picks answer key