The Marlins avoided a sweep with a 7-0 whitewashing of the Mets Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets missed a chance to get back to .500 with the setback and suffered their first shutout of the season.
- The game was lost before the players even stepped on the field. Matt Harvey was scheduled to go and instead received a three-game suspension for repeated violations of team rules. I guess it’s good to know that the Mets have rules.
- Adam Wilk got the emergency start and put the team in an early hole, as he served up a 3-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton. Wilk gave up two more homers before being removed in the fourth inning.
- The offense took the day off, too, mustering just one hit. I’ll take the blame for jinxing them with my earlier article.
- The bullpen once again had to log heavy innings. After throwing 25 pitches last night, Paul Sewald threw 59 pitches in a 3.1 IP stint. Josh Edgin pitched a scoreless inning and then Terry Collins went to matchups, yanking Fernando Salas after he retired the first two batters in the inning in order to bring in Josh Smoker to face a lefty. In a game with no one on base and one the Mets were trailing, 7-0. Smoker entered the game with a lifetime .963 OPS against lefty batters. He walked two lefty hitters before retiring the lone righty he faced.
- The Mets’ record on Sunday fell to 1-4. They’ve been outscored 42-15 in those five games.