Stephen Strasburg struggled through his first two starts before seeing plenty of improvement the last time out, albeit against a weak lineup.
Adeiny Hechavarria had a pair of hits and scored the go-ahead run and the Miami Marlins took advantage of Philadelphia’s sloppy play to end a five-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday.
The Mets beat the Marlins 7-6 on Sunday, giving them the four-game series sweep and their eighth straight victory.
Jacob deGrom pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Mets got home runs from Travis d’Arnaud and Wilmer Flores to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 5-4 Saturday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
No David Wright, no problem for the New York Mets.
Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.
The New York Mets haven’t been in first place this late in five years.
Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Jarred Cosart issued an apology earlier this month for his role in an investigation with potentially serious consequences.
The Miami Marlins took a seven-run lead into the seventh inning, and then had to work a little extra to pull out their first win of the season.