MARLINS 5, METS 2
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Marlins (44-40) vs. Mets (45-38)
METSCELLANEOUS: New York had its five-game winning streak snapped with tonight's loss...The Mets are now 5-5 in their last 10 games.
METS AT HOME: New York is 5-1 to open its season-long 11-game homestand and had its seven-game home winning streak halted tonight...The Mets are 24-17 at home overall in 2016 and 9-4 in their last 13 home contests.
METS HOMERS: With the two home runs today, the Mets have 113 home runs this season in 83 games...New York has hit 36 home runs its last 26 games...They now have 55 homers at home...The Mets are 40-16 when hitting at least one home run and 25-7 when hitting two or more homers.
METS PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS: Alejandro De Aza's pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning was the second such home run for the Mets in the last three days and the fifth pinch-hit homer for the Mets this season...New York has already surpassed its season total from last season (four pinch-hit home runs)...It is the most pinch-hit homers for a Met team since 2012, when the Mets hit 10 pinch-hit homers.
YOENIS CÉSPEDES: Hit his 21st home run of the season in the fourth inning with a solo shot to left field to give the Mets the lead...Was his fourth go-ahead home run of the season...Nine of his 21 home runs have either tied the game or given the Mets the lead...Extended his hitting streak to a team-best tying nine games with a single in the first inning...Finished the game 2-3...Is batting .417 (15-36) during the streak...The other nine-game streak this season by a Met was also done by Céspedes when he hit in nine straight games from April 15-29...Over his last 13 games at home, Céspedes is batting .435 (20-46) with four doubles, five home runs and 10 RBI...In his last 25 overall games dating to June 8, Céspedes is hitting .375 (36-96) with six doubles, six home runs and 14 RBI.
ALEJANDRO DE AZA: Connected on his second home run of the season with a solo shot as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning...The pinch-hit homer is the first of De Aza's career...His other home run this season came on April 15 at Cleveland, a span of 90 at-bats.
STEVEN MATZ: Tossed 7.0 innings and allowed two runs, earned, on six hits to suffer his fourth loss of the season...Struck out six and walked one...Turned in his ninth quality start of the season...Was his longest outing since tossing 8.0 innings in a win at Washington on May 25...With tonight's loss, Matz is 5-2 in 10 career starts at Citi Field...Both losses have come at the hands of the Marlins (the other was April 11)...New York scored two runs in tonight's loss, the third time in 21 career Matz starts where they have not scored at least three runs.
GIANCARLO STANTON: Hit a two-run, go-ahead home run in the seventh inning for his 16th home run of the season before hitting a three-run homer in the eighth inning for his 17th home run of the season...It is the first multi-homer game of the year for Stanton and the 17th of his career...His most recent multi-homer game prior to tonight was June 9, 2015 at Toronto...The seventh-inning homer was his sixth go-ahead home run this season...Seven of his 17 homers have given the Marlins the lead or tied the game...Now has 198 career home runs.
STANTON VS. THE METS: Of his 17 career multi-homer games, four have come against the Mets...The four multi-homer games versus New York are his most against any opponent...Six of his last nine hits versus the Mets dating to April 29, 2015 have gone for home runs...Now has 24 career homers versus New York, fourth-most among active players versus the Mets.
WEI-YIN CHEN: Tossed 7.0 innings and allowed one run, earned, on three hits in his fifth win of the season...Struck out five and walked one...Miami is now 5-2 in the last seven games that Chen has started dating to June 1...Picked up his first career win against the NL East with his victory tonight...Had previously been 0-3 in six starts versus the NL East...Was his 51st career win...The 51 career wins are second-most among pitchers born in Taiwan...Chien-Ming Wang leads with 67.
A.J. RAMOS: Pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 25th save of the season...Entered the day with the third-most saves in the majors behind Jeurys Familia (29) and the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen (25).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
MARLINS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 9 0 5
METS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 5
Winning Pitcher: Wei-Yin Chen (5-3)
Losing Pitcher: Steven Matz (7-4)
Save: A.J. Ramos (25)
HOME RUN NOTES:
Marlins: Stanton 2 (17, 7th inning off Matz, 1 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Goeddel, 2 on, 2 out).
Mets: Céspedes (21, 4th inning off Chen, 0 on, 1 out); De Aza (2, 8th inning off Rodney, 0 on, 1 out).
Time: 2:33 Attendance: 29,477
Upcoming Pitching vs. Miami
Wed., July 6 LHP Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.34) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (4-4, 2.62) 1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)