Alvarez Struggles, Marlins Bats Silent In Loss To Mets
Marlins Still Can't Solve Zack Wheeler In Loss
The Marlins dropped their second consecutive game tonight in an 7-1 loss to the Mets.
Henderson Alvarez got the start, but it wasn't a typical start for him as he surrendered six earned runs on eight hits, including two home runs, and three strikeouts over five innings.
Alvarez's six earned runs allowed were a season high, and his ERA rose 37 points from 2.27 to 2.63.
The Marlins hope this was just a bump in the road for Alvarez, as he had been on a roll before this start, allowing just seven earned runs over his last 48 1/3 innings.
The other story in this one was Zack Wheeler, as he continued his dominance over Miami this season, giving up just one run over 6 1/3 innings. Wheeler has faced the Marlins four times this season and has allowed just two earned runs over 27 2/3 total innings.
Though the Marlins bats were silent during the game, Giancarlo Stanton showed off a bit before the game as he took batting practice in preparation for the Home Run Derby:
With the loss, the Miami drops to 44-48 on the season. The Braves and Nationals lost tonight as well, so the Marlins don't lose any ground in the division and remain 5.5 games back of first place with two games remaining in the first half.