The Mets have lost the last nine games they have played at Citi Field.
Chris Young gave up seven runs on seven hits, three of which were home runs, in 4 1/3 innings. Giancarlo Stanton hit two of the home runs.
Three of the runs came in the first inning on a solo home run by Jose Reyes and a two-run bomb by Stanton.
The Mets had just five hits during tonight’s game — David Wright had two of the five.
The Mets were 0-10 with runners in scoring position.
In his Mets debut, Garrett Olson gave up four runs on three hits in 1/3 of an inning.
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Meredith PerriNothing sucks the air out of a game like two home runs by the opposition in the first inning. Add an overall lack of hitting by the Mets, along with the Marlins giving Nathan Eovaldi a ton of run support , and you have a game that was over almost as soon as it started.
Chris Young struggled tonight — that was abundantly clear in the first inning when he gave up the home runs to Reyes and Stanton. While Young managed to limit the damage to three runs for a little while, a four-run fifth inning ultimately knocked him (and the entire team) out of the game. Just in case anyone had even the smallest thought that the Mets might come back, Garrett Olson and Frank Francisco squashed them, giving up six more runs to the Marlins.
I want to give the Mets’ pitching most of the blame for tonight’s lackluster performance — and they most certainly deserve it. But at the same time, some blame needs to be directed toward the offense. Who knows what would have happened in this game had the Mets not left multiple runners on base in the first three innings. Even then, those runners mostly got on base due to walks. When the Mets did get hits, they were few and far between — the Mets could not string together more than one hit in a single inning.
Overall, this game was despicable. Nothing went right for the Mets and the team looked completely out of it the entire time. I only hope that the team can muster up something tomorrow and avoid the sweep, because after a game like this, I don’t have much optimism for there being a positive outcome tomorrow.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: