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Rally Comes up short for Mets in 4-3 loss to Marlins

VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas along with stars Michael Wacha, Chasen Shreve and Dominic Smith share these thoughts after the team’s 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins on 8/7 in Major League Baseball Action.

The New York Mets (5-9) bats are starting to break through a little but fell just shy in the 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins (7-1) in Major League Baseball action on Friday night at Citi Field. Miami who was led by pitcher Humberto Mejía , who continued the trend of fine pitching by the Marlins that started in Baltimore worked 2.1 innings, striking out six batters and giving up two hits.

For Mejia whose experience thus far topped out at the Class-A advance Minor League baseball level, this was such a huge start his fine performance combined with a wonderful outing by the Marlins reliefers was just enough to give the visiting side the victory. Miami, who got off to a late start, now has one of the best records in the league and will be a team to watch for as the 2020 season progresses.

New York, meanwhile continues to see improvements in certain areas and continues to have a ton of hope that they are going to find the right formula to start to win some series in this 2020 Season. One of the bright spots for the Mets is the bullpen is looking really strong and impressing in many of their outings. One of the relievers that really shined was Chasen Shreve, who worked two innings and struck out five batters.

Leading the way on the offensive side of the ball was Pete Alonso who had two hits, and Dominic Smith who hit a monster of a homer to left field in the bottom of the Second Inning and J.D. Davis, who had an RBI single in the same frame.

Prior to the game against the Marlins the Mets saw the return of reliever Robert Gsellman, who will look to be a huge part of the pen going into the 2020 season. It has been a year since Gsellman has seen action on the mound as he has been recovering from an injury.

Gsellman has a four-pitch mix and has only started to tap into his potential as a relief pitcher. The righty owns a 4.44 ERA in his Major League Baseball career thus far, striking out 254 batters in 308 innings pitched.

New York is now getting ready for Game 2 against their National League Rival the Marlins, as they are set to have pitcher David Peterson (1-1, 3.86 ERA)  take the mound for the team. Peterson will be making his Citi Field debut had two strong starts thus far.  Once again the team will have to be prepared for anything that Miami will throw at them pitching wise as the start for the Marlins has not been announced yet. The game between the Mets and Marlins is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and fans wanting to watch the action from home can do so on the SNY network.

For more information on the New York Mets fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.mlb.com/mets

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