Whether they’re a playoff bound team or not, the New York Mets always have a tough time with their division rivals and pesky Miami Marlins.
- Game 1, Monday: Mets 4 – Marlins 3
- Win: Robles (4-2)
- Loss: Barraclough (2-1)
- Save: Familia (41)
- Cespedes 1-3, HR (35)
- Game 2, Tuesday: Mets 3 – Marlins 9
- Win: Koehler (10-13)
- Loss: deGrom (13-8)
- Gordon 4-5, HR (3)
- Game 3, Wednesday: Mets 0 – Marlins 6
- Win: Conley (4-1)
- Loss: Colon (14-12)
- Prado 2-5, HR (8)
By Robby Sabo
Ladies and gentlemen of New York City, those pesky Miami Marlins have arrived yet again. While the New York Mets can play average ball and steamroll the Atlanta Braves, these Marlins have and always will give the Amazin’s a tough out.
The past three nights didn’t yield different results. New York failed to grow their NL East lead as they fell in two consecutive nights to lose the three-game series.
Wednesday night was the capper as Miami shutout the Mets for the first time since acquiring Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 17, 2015
Bartolo Colon allows 2 HR and 7 hits as Mets get shut out by Marlins, 6-0. They lead the NL East by 7.5 games. pic.twitter.com/pHBU8FzU1O
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) September 17, 2015
Bartolo Colon suffered his worst fate in a long time. His three runs and seven hits over just 5.2 innings didn’t resemble anything close to his scoreless innings streak from the last few weeks.
Justin Bour and Martin Prado provided the offense for the Fish as each hit two home runs.
Wednesday night’s game was only a tough extension to Tuesday’s disaster. Not a disaster based on the 6-3 final, but because ace Jacob deGrom continued to put forth struggling efforts.
Jacob deGrom has allowed more than 5 runs for only the 2nd time since May. Mets trail the Marlins, 6-1. pic.twitter.com/oCre0FCmU0
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) September 16, 2015
Thanks to Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals sweeping away the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets NL East lead has been cut to 7.5. They’ll rest on Thursday and get right back at it against their cross-town rivals in the second Subway Series of the season starting Friday night at Citi Field.
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