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.