The Miami Marlins have struggled versus perennial all-star Jacob deGrom throughout his career and last night was no different. deGrom struck out 14 Marlins through 7 innings of work, while only allowing 2 hits and 1 run.
The Fish rallied late in the 8th inning after deGrom’s departure, tying the game 4-4, before eventually falling to the Mets 5-4.
Elieser Hernández went 4 innings for the Marlins, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 2 home runs. The bullpen of Leibrandt, Tinoco, and Vincent combined to pitch 4 innings, giving up only 1 run. The pitching remains relatively strong, but when put head to head versus the best pitcher in the National League, giving up 5 runs may have been a little too much to overcome for the offense.
Until the 8th inning, the hitting was relatively quiet against deGrom. The Marlins put together 2 hits in his 7 innings of work, and managed a run off of Matt Joyce’s leadoff double in combo with Corey Dickerson’s RBI groundout.
Once the 8th inning hit, the Marlins’ bats thawed as they managed 4 hits, a few walks, and 3 runs to tie the game. The tie ball game was short-lived due to the Mets taking the lead in the bottom half on a WIlson Ramos RBI single, but it goes to show the Marlins 2020 mentality. The Marlins are scrappy, willing to fight to the end, and “riding the wave.”
The Marlins (14-12) go head to head with the Mets (13-16) today in the final game of the 4 game series at Citi Field. Sixto Sánchez (1-0, 5.40 ERA) gets his second big league start for the Marlins. The Mets are yet to announce their starter.