The Mets’ bats were as cold as the April night weather, as they dropped their second straight game to the Marlins, this one by an 8-1 score Saturday night in Citi Field.
- Add Adam Conley to the list of starters who have their way against the Mets. He’s now allowed just 4 ER in 29.1 IP against New York, for a nifty 1.23 ERA. He retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing a two-out walk to Yoenis Cespedes in the fourth inning.
- Lucas Duda, back in the lineup after sitting out two straight games against lefties, delivered the only offense for the Mets, as he cracked a solo homer to left center. The Mets managed just three hits all night.
- It was a weird night for Robert Gsellman, who fanned seven in five innings yet allowed three runs and was on the ropes in his last inning before getting out of trouble without allowing another run.
- If it was weird for Gsellman, it was dismal for the bullpen, which allowed 5 ER in 4 IP and needed six pitchers to finish the game. Josh Smoker pitched a scoreless inning, while Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas cleaned up the mess left by others. Hansel Robles allowed another run, Paul Sewald was rocked in his MLB debut and Rafael Montero was asked to pitch after going 2.2 innings Friday and had nothing. Montero has now allowed 15 ER in 18.1 IP lifetime as a reliever. Most pitchers get a boost by moving from the rotation to the pen but Montero has been the exact opposite.