DeSclafani Rocked As Marlins Drop Series 3-1 To Mets
The Marlins dropped their second consecutive game, and third of four against the Mets at Marlins Park with an 11-5 loss this afternoon.
Rookie Anthony DeSclafani got the start, just the fourth in his Major League career, and lasted just 3 2/3 innings giving up 7 earned runs on 7 hits, 2 walks, and just 1 strikeout.
Jon Niese opposed him, and he sailed through five scoreless innings before running into trouble in the sixth. Jeff Mathis doubled to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by pitcher Jacob Turner.
Reed Johnson then doubled in Mathis to make it 7-1 and two batters later Giancarlo Stanton brought him in with an RBI ground ball single into left field to make it 7-2.
Two batters later Marcell Ozuna joined in on the hit parade with an RBI ground ball single of his own into center that deflected off of second basemen Daniel Murphy’s glove.
However, the Marlins wouldn’t score again until the ninth inning in this one and the Mets continued to tack on to their 7-3 lead until it was 11-3 heading into the bottom half of the ninth inning.
The Marlins attempted a comeback in the ninth, scoring two runs on a two-out 2 RBI double by Justin Bour.
With the loss, the Marlins have lost seven of their last ten contests and are currently 2.5 games back of the Nationals for first place in the division and 2.5 games back of the Cardinals for the second wildcard spot.
Mike Redmond On DeSclafani’s Rough Outing:
The Marlins will look to get back on track as they go back on the road tomorrow night, traveling to Philadelphia to face the Phillies (34-40) for four games.
Nate Eovaldi (4-3, 3.76) takes the hill as he faces veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez (3-5, 4.52).
Eovaldi is 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA over his last three starts, spanning 18 1/3 innings, but Hernandez hasn’t been much better, going 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA in 15 2/3 innings over that same span.
In his career, Eovaldi is 1-4 with a 4.13 ERA in six starts against the Phillies.