With the Mets needing to run the table the keep their slim playoff hopes alive, Steven Matz gave up two homers to Jorge Alfaro, putting the Mets in a hole from which they could not recover, as they lost to the Marlins, 8-4, Monday night at Citi Field.
Matz gave up a solo homer to Alfaro in the second inning and a scratch run in the third. Then Alfaro blasted a grand slam to put the Marlins ahead, 6-0, and knock Matz out of the game.
Amed Rosario gave the Mets a brief glimmer of hope, as he delivered a slam of his own in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the deficit to two runs. But the Marlins added two more runs in the seventh and the Mets could not put up any runs in three innings against the Miami pen.