Miami Marlins Trail Mets by 4

The Marlins started out their half of the second inning down by two runs.

Leadoff hitter Jon Berti got on by drawing an HBP on a 2-0 pitch. Magneuris Sierra followed by grounding into an apparent double play, but on further review he was called safe at first. He soon thereafter took second on a stolen base, his third of the year, but was thrown out going to third on Villar’s ground ball. Aguilar followed with a base hit to put two on with two outs for Joyce.

All of the deep counts put an early end to Gsellman’s night, as the Mets turned to Chasen Shreve to finish the second. Shreve proved up to the task, taking care of Joyce on four pitches, including three swinging strikes.

The third inning would see the Mets pour on two more for a four run lead with Robinson Cano’s third round-tripper of the season off Sterling Sharp. It was the first time Sharp has been scored on this season.

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BUFFALO, NEW YORK – AUGUST 11: Sterling Sharp #56 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

After an uneventful bottom of the third frame, Sharp walked the first two batter in the fourth on 10 pitches. J.D. Davis grounded into a 5-3 double play. Davis was initially called safe, but the call was overturned in the Marlins favor on review. With two out and runners on first and second, reliever Josh Smith struck out Cano on three pitches.

The Marlins couldn’t get anything back in their half, with an Eddy Alvarez ground out and strikeouts courtesy of Jon Berti and Magneuris Sierra. Pete Alonso drove the first pitch of the fifth into the empty bleachers for a 6-1 Mets lead.

Jonathan Villar finally got one back for the Miami Marlins in their half of the fifth, with his second moon shot of the year. The homer was of the leadoff variety, so only counted for one. Jesus Aguilar, Matt Joyce, and Brian Anderson went out 1-2-3 afterward.

Will the Miami Marlins get some traction in the next few innings? Let’s hope so. Thanks for reading.