Jacob deGrom appeared out of sorts again tonight, as after a Justin Bour double in the fourth, the wheels came off, making way for a 7-1 Marlins rout.
David Wright got things started early for the Mets, doubling in Curtis Granderson in the first inning. However, this accounted for the Mets offense in its entirety.
After Bour’s double in the fourth, Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto followed suit with RBI’s of their own. In the fifth, it was Christian Yelich, Martin Prado, and Bour again to run deGrom from the game. Erik Goeddel relieved him, giving up one run, soon followed by Bobby Parnell, who pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Rookie Dario Alvarez gave up a two-run homer to Dee Gordon in the top of the ninth to extend Miami’s lead. His ERA stands at 13.50 to this point in the season.
They had to lose sometime, right? But, with a Washington win tonight, the Mets lead has been trimmed to 8.5 games.
Rookie southpaw Adam Conley (3-1, 4.93) will take the hill for the Marlins against the man who can do no wrong of late, Bartolo Colon (14-11, 4.13) at 7:10 tomorrow night in Flushing. Conley will be vouching for a spot in the 2016 rotation, whereas Colon will be furthering his audition for a spot in the potential playoff pitching rotation. Colon has held players like Derek Dietrich (.182), Marcell Ozuna (.182), J.T. Realmuto (.231), and Ichiro Suzuki (.235) to relatively low batting averages within the past few years. However, players such as Casey McGehee (.400), Dee Gordon (.350), and Christian Yelich (.318), seem to have his number. Colon had his scoreless innings streak broken last game at 31 2/3 innings, so it will certainly be interesting to see how he rebounds tomorrow, as the Marlins hope to be the spoiler.