In a series filled with double-header madness, crucial defensive moments, clutch hitting and excellent pitching performances, Marlins vs Mets was one to remember.
Despite not producing many hits, Miami’s defense and pitching shined throughout the series, helping the Marlins be victorious in two of the three games. But, this series did not end in a way fans were expecting.
Kicking this off in a double-header on Tuesday, both games were completely run by Miami. Rookie Daniel Castano excelled, not allowing a run through 4.2 innings in the first match. Richard Bleier, Brad Boxberger and Brandon Kintzler would keep Castano’s shut out going and secure the 4-0 win for Miami.
Rookie left-hander Trevor Rogers made his MLB debut during the second game of the doubleheader and produced from the start, allowing zero runs and striking out six in four innings.
Jon Berti had another MLB worthy moment, as he showcased his speed in the sixth inning, stealing every base possible, ending off with a bear crawl style run to home plate. Brian Anderson also had a great night, hitting his only three doubles of the season, which brought in two runs in the 3-0 victory which extended Miami’s winning streak to three games.
Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom was up for New York and delivered perfectly in Wednesday’s match, registering a career-high 14 strikeouts while allowing just two hits and a run.
Even with DeGrom’s stellar performance, Miami took advantage of Justin Wilson, Edwin Diaz, and Brad Brach and tied the game with 4 apiece in the eighth inning. But a Wilson Ramos single would bring in Billy Hamilton and secure the win for New York with a final score of 5-4.
In the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, Miami and New York took the field for a moment of silence, tipped their caps to each other and walked off on Thursday.
The moment of silence was held for 42 Seconds, paying homage to MLB legend Jackie Robinson. The game was announced later as officially postponed.
With this series officially ending, the Marlins move straight into a three-game weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rookie right-hander Sixto Sanchez will be making his home debut on Friday.