Game Recap: Marlins 3 – Mets 0

A lack of offense and an early deficit led to the Mets (16-16) demise Tuesday night as they fell to the Miami Marlins (18-15)  by a score of 3-0. >> Read the full recap and box score at SNY.tv.



Need to Know: Bartolo Colon gave up three earned runs on seven hits, one walk and five strikeouts over seven innings on the mound.

Miami took a two-run lead in the first after a double by Giancarlo Stanton and a single to right by Casey McGehee. McGehee added on another RBI in the fifth on a line drive to center.

Daniel Murphy was the only Met to register more than one hit during Tuesday’s game. He went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles.

The Mets were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Jose Valverde gave up one walk and struck out three in one inning of relief.


What’s Next: The Mets will look to avoid the sweep when they send Zack Wheeler (1-3, 5.13 ERA)  to the mound against Tom Koehler (3-2, 2.41 ERA) at 12:40 PM on Wednesday at Marlins Park.




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THERE BIG HITTER'S ARE OVER RATED. THEY NEVER PUT UP HIGH SCORING NUMBERS  THE PITCHING IS GOOD BUT THERE'S A WEAK PEN . IF THEY DON'T START SPENDING SOME MONEY. IT'S GONNA BE A LONG SUMMER. ITS REALLY GETTING OLD                                                                  

tbone1
tbone1

Do most of you still think  think this team is going in the right direction ???

mets63
mets63

Even if they replace Tejada not going help,when all they have is 1 hitter Murphy and 2 pitchers Niese, Gee.Lets face it the only guy I want up with men on base is Murphy.Trade everyone else they can.Bring Lutz,Flores,Campbell up and play them.Make Wally the Mgr.Season over the way the team is now anyway.Give the fans some hope.

Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

I was not a fan of signing Drew but Tejada is just brutal. His outs are weak he is below average defensively. There is no way they can just leave him out there day after day with no production. Sandy has to do something quick.

Finster Allen
Finster Allen

The marlins, who have given up and started over 4 or 5 times in the last 15 years, are already light years ahead of the mets. I hate to say it, but last night was the last night the mets will be above .500 for a long time.

Peter Steinberg
Peter Steinberg

First off, as I've said before I love the Mets and Im literally as optimistic as Mets fans come. I love our team this year and honestly believe we will end up in the playoffs. I dont care you can tell me Im crazy I hear it very year I pick the Mets to win the WS....However, I really can't remember a time I was more frustrated with a roster issue than that surrounding the shortstop situation. Tejada+Q is literally painful for me to watch. I literally feel physical pain in my stomach when anything comes down to either of them. Watching Tejada ground into that DP after TDA's lead off single was actually nauseating. I love our front office because I truly believe they want what's best for the Mets (I realize I'm more confident than most) but it is a year past time to make a move. To me, it actually is disrespectful of Sandy to have the pieces for trade and money for Drew and not do anythig about it. The bullpen is an issue but we're the Mets, we're used to it. Nothing worse than a blown game in the 8th but it's not as easy a fix as adding one arm or bringing up one kid to come out of the pen. Shortstop on the other hand literally is something that can be fixed with one phone call from Sandy. We need an MLB shortstop!!!

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Much easier to feel more confident about the Mets avoiding a sweep when Gee is pitching the next game than Wheeler

brownbear7
brownbear7

I am tired of people saying that we should have signed Nelson Cruz. "He is making 12 mil!!!!" Blah blah blah. First of all, the only reason he signed for that small amount was because he felt the start of the season creeping up on him and didn't want to be watching from his couch like Drews greedy self. In the heat of the offseason, Cruz wanted 5 years at 75 mil! That's more years and money than what Granderson signed for and Cruz is four years older! Did you want Cruz through his age 38 season with his already sub-par defense? No, you don't. I understand that this offseason was a bit lacking but I think the Chris young signing might turn out to be a steal for us and Granderson is in his decline but I think still has some left in the tank for us. The bullpen is our biggest issue because I see the offense starting to come around (with exception of tonight). Our starting pitching is going to keep us in ball games but the offense does need to continue to step it up. If Mejias 3rd time through the order doesn't continue to improve then I definitely see a permanent move to the bullpen. You bring deGrom and Montero up in a couple of weeks maybe sooner, can Valverde or Farnsworth and swap Montero for Mejia in the rotation and your ball club improves quite a bit. Still need a Major League shortstop and I think it's doable. It's going to have to be the A's or Cubs and I can't see the A's doing anything with the way they are playing. I would be very happy to get Castro and I don't think it takes as much as we think. All of that being said, I am still very much invested in Mets baseball and I am in this for the long haul. I believe that this team is going to get better and my confidence in the Front Office (although it shouldn't be) is very good right now. I'm choosing to be positive because of my love for the sport of baseball and the Mets. Glad to get my opinion out there and let's go get the nasty fish tomorrow. LGM!!!

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

Flores just blasted a three-run homer. Think he has four homers this month already. Up to .299. I want to see him on the big club soon.

buddyryan
buddyryan

Trade idea:

Sandy for Billy Beane

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

I'd like to see this lineup get swapped with Vegas for a month

It wouldn't surprise me if Vegas ends up with a better record.

drmetfan
drmetfan

We were all excited about this off season. We had over 30 millions coming off the book plus more money available, or so we were led to believe, to be invested on the team. Was the FA class that great? No. But we could have much better. Once again, Alderson and the front office failed on their FA signings. Alderson needed to be aggressive, go hard after the guys needed to fill the many holes this team has.

They needed to show this fan base The Mets were once again in business. But that was not In Their best interest. Granderson is a great guy, great club house presence, but not the great player the Mets need specially for the money he was given. His recent success was product of a short right filed fense and great lineup protection. Giving 2 years for 20 millions to Colon was a bad idea. I mean, don't we have a surplus of pitching prospects ready for the bigs? All we needed was some one to fill the void for a few months until Montero, DeGrom and Syndergaard were ready to come up. A Dice-K type for example. In my opinion this is what the Mets should have done this off-season.

1. Sign Jose Abreu

2. Sign Stephen Drew when they had control of the negotiations. 2 year deal.

3. Sign Nelson Cruz

4. Sign Edison Volquez. Cheap 5th starter option

5. Sign a reliable closer. They knew Parnell was coming off major surgery

6. Resign LaTroy Hawkings

7. Trade Davis and Duda early in the off season when interest was high. Better return was possible on both trades

Now, just think of what that lineup could have been?

EYJ

Drew

Wright

Abreu

Cruz

Murphy

Lagares

D'Arnaud

Money would have been well invested and results would have been much better on the field and on the stands at Citi Field.

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

@Frank Tangorra  been saying this. I don't think Drew is a huge upgrade, but Tejada is an automatic out in the lineup and brutal in the field too.  Need to do something at SS. 

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@Finster Allen  I always say that the Mets take longer to rebuild than any team in sports history. But our minors consists only of pitching and no offense, so what exactly are we rebuilding? It is all a mess.

Joe Decesare
Joe Decesare

@Finster Allen  The mets year after year cant fix nothing, cant correct nothing. they didnt need Colon and they didnt need Chris Young. and theyre scared to death to bring up young pitchers.....they could have resigned Byrd for 5-6 mill i bet. didnt want him or Reyes. not to mention Jose Fernandez. brutal.

Max Denby
Max Denby

@moep  Keep in mind Sandy is an old grandpa. He needs his sleep!!!


B Rizos
B Rizos

He is going to be terrible defensively at SS which is the only spot we can play him in. He'll probably end the season with 20 errors in 120 games played lol

qualcomm
qualcomm

@brownbear7 You sound like a "real" New Yorker!



Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@brownbear7 Yeah, wasn't like Cruz signed a bargain contract because he wanted to. He and his agents misjudged the market big time and just signed a pillow deal in the hopes of more money and a longer deal next year.

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

They won't put him at SS, so not see where he fits on this team. Maybe we can trade him for a bullpen arm.

whizz17
whizz17

They should trade him if they can, he is a third baseman and he will never play that position for he mets

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

Only part I agree with is Abreu. I know he got big money, but most scouts had him pegged as a can't miss and he's crushing the ball. Would have been a nice power bar in the lineup for years to come.

heynow20
heynow20

Holy sh+t - get it thru your heads...Aldersen was never going to be allowed to spend that much on players...

whizz17
whizz17

It's easy to look back and second guess. Why not try to come up with some things they could try to do now

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@B Rizos  I have been completely against Flores at SS but at this point I'd almost rather see Duda at SS than Tejada. 

Yes, he'd probably make 30 errors in a season. But look at all the knotheads on here who are screaming for the Mets to get Baez from the Cubs. Just look at that kid's numbers. He'd be a 50 error a year guy! 

At this point why not try Flores. How much worse can he really be than Tejada? Considering Tejada isn't even hitting .200 wouldn't Flores' bat at say .240 make up for whatever defensive shortcomings he may have? Not ideal but at this point running Tejada out there every day is just a slap in the face

qualcomm
qualcomm

@B Rizos We already have a bad defensive SS that hits like a pitcher.  I agree with Moep

qualcomm
qualcomm

@Joseph DeFazio The team that puts Ruben Tejada at SS won't use Flores there.  That's hilarious.   It's ok to be terrible at SS so long as you also don't hit. 

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@Joseph DeFazio That would be selling awfully low on Flores. What they should do is have DeGrom start pitching in the pen. I know he's doing well as a starter, but not all these kids are going to be able to start in the bigs. And there is certainly a need. It's how the Cardinals do it. They don't resort to signing bargain basement has beens to fill the pen, they fill it with young fireballing starters and then eventually shifting them into the rotation. Black is also pitching better of late, another young power arm.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Better yet!! Trade David Wright and put Flores at third. Then sign Drew. And we're getting somewhere!

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

If Dominic Smith is what they say he could be, in 3 yrs Abreu would be a thing of the past

drmetfan
drmetfan

He spent roughly 90 millions on free agency. Tell me if this money was well spent?

drmetfan
drmetfan

There is nothing they can do right now. Sign Drew and Morales? Not happening. What I mean to say is that they failed, again to really read the market and go after the best players to fill the holes on this team.

crimsondad
crimsondad

@Andrew Sodergren  I agree with you. De Grom should be up now and in the pen . Our cheap ownership is afraid of Super 2.

qualcomm
qualcomm

@Andrew Sodergren @chasesimms Or they could have spent money and both rebuilt and fielded a contender. They do everything half azzed, so the way it went down was about what i expected. 

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@Joseph DeFazio Thing is, to truly pack the stadium consistently, you need a winning team. And dealing Wright likely would have made them winners sooner in my opinion. Maybe not the year after the trade, but sooner. They are just treading the waters of mediocrity with him in the lineup the last five years.

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

If they traded Wright, Citi field would be empty. Not that their packing house now, but it more than likely would be a ghost town.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@chasesimms The problem with the whole Mets rebuild is it hasn't been a total rebuild. It would have made more sense to trade Wright and not give him the extension with his best years likely behind him. Not only would it have netted more top prospects into the system, the cash is freed up to spend in other areas. I mean is a "face of the franchise" so important when the franchise is in dire straits?

Carl Delellis
Carl Delellis

You are so right he is actually starting to become a big disappointment and money pit...and I don't get when people start the hall of fame talk with him I just don't see how he makes the hall

Carl Delellis
Carl Delellis

There is no way Wright makes the hall without 3000 hits 2500 he won't even sniff the hall of fame. Really if he doesn't start to pick it up he won't even be in the conversation about the hall.and as far as playing his whole career with the mets so what it's not gonna help him with the hall of fame . people put him on to much of a pedestal just so we can say that he's our Derek Jeter .he's getting to be a little overrated.dont get me wrong I actually like him I just don't really see the greatness though

anymos
anymos

@sheaheykid @Shawn M. Milburn 'After 10 years in the big leagues, wouldn't Wright have the sense and smarts to know what he's doing wrong and fix it?'  If it was that easy, no player would go through a slump.

anymos
anymos

@sheaheykid @Shawn M. Milburn Why do you act like we've never seen this before?  The HRs will come, but David isn't a true slugger anyway, he's more of a line drive hitter.  He's performed below his norms across the board to start the season- not just w RISP.  With RISP and two outs he's been especially bad, but its only been 12 ABs so far.  He's starting to pick it up on this road trip, I don't doubt that when you look up in August he'll be about where you'd expect, which is to say a .300 avg, .380 OBP, and 20 HRs. 

sheaheykid
sheaheykid

@Shawn M. Milburn I couldn't care less about what Wright wants or his potential career stats and HoF candidacy.  He needs to wake up and cash in on RISP, but he seems to never come through in the clutch.  The season is about 1/5 done, and he only has 1 HR!   And his OPS is a horrible .670.  


So what are the latest excuses?  Oh, the weather hasn't really warmed up yet...  he doesn't have protection in the lineup.. blah blah blah.  See the ball, hit the ball.  Don't tense up with RISP and hit weak grounders to short...


Keith has also pointed out how David still lets his hips fly open when he swings, preventing him from driving the ball.  After 10 years in the big leagues, wouldn't Wright have the sense and smarts to know what he's doing wrong and fix it?

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

Wright is a 10/5 player, can't trade him unless he wants it.....he wants win with the Mets and them only. He will bevthe first player to play his entire career as a Met, something other greats like Seaver,Reyes, Koosman, Carter, Piazza, Keith, Cone, Strawberry, Doc and Beltran never got to do. If he finishes with 2500+ hits, 350 hrs, adds a cpl more gold gloves and a few more All Star appearances, he could be a Hall of Famer, whereas Piazza and Beltran might make it in as a Met, Wright is guaranteed. We should feel privleged to have a player who grew up a Mets fan, and wanrs to spend his entire career here

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

That's a no brainer but would not be enough for CarGo.....Better chance of getting Stanton for those 3 plus Puello and others

heynow20
heynow20

Abreu is making 17M this year (10M signing bonus + 7M salary). 

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Yes, or see if the Marlins would trade Stanton...which they probably wouldn't as their team is actually pretty young and good not too far away from legitmately competing. 

drmetfan
drmetfan

Agree. However, he did spend 90M. How much is Abreu making this year? 8M.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Colorado would never do that deal. And yes, I would do it. Wheeler is overhyped. Montero is a great story with star potential but something has to go I return. Plawecki is a double A catcher who can become a top prospect.

heynow20
heynow20

Big difference between total $$ spent for life of contracts versus what it equates to in payroll for this year

whizz17
whizz17

Would you trade Montero, Palwecki and Wheeler for Cargo from Colorado?