The Miami Marlins were two outs away from winning their sixth game in a row on Monday.
Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew a save opportunity for the second time in three chances, serving up a three-run homer to Daniel Murphy with one out in the ninth inning on Monday.
Tonight marks the beginning of what should be a great NL East matchup.
The Mets beat the Marlins 7-6 on Sunday, giving them the four-game series sweep and their eighth straight victory.
After winning two straight in Atlanta, the Miami Marlins headed to New York hoping that their early season troubles were behind them.
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.
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.
Lucas Duda got three more hits and the New York Mets overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s blast and Ichiro Suzuki’s ballet to beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
The Miami Marlins may be coming out of their early season funk but to continue that they’ll have to beat one of the hottest teams in baseball.
The Miami Marlins had a solid day at the plate on Monday, at the expense of the New York Mets’ Zack Wheeler.