The Mets lost 9-2 to hand the Marlins the sweep in one of the ugliest series they’ve played in a long, ugly season. The good news is we don’t have to face the Marlins again until 2018.
Rafael Montero struggled, allowing five runs in just four innings and Erik Goeddel threw gas on the fire, putting the game out of reach with four earned runs in the ninth. The Marlins broke out their whoopin sticks with home runs by Justin Bour, A.J. Ellis, Miguel Rojas and, of course, Giancarlo Stanton (56!). The Mets countered with a solo shot by Brandon Nimmo and two hits apiece by Kevin Plawecki and Phillip Evans. Not much else to report from this one-sided affair.
Tomorrow the Mets kick off their last three-game series of the year against the Washington Nationals who hold a 20-game lead atop the National League East. Let’s hope that’s us next year. Meanwhile, it would be nice to stick to the Nats. Jacob deGrom will get us started in a bid for his 16th win.