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  • Mets @ Marlins: 05/18 4:10 PM ET; SNY, FS-FL; WCBS, ESPN, WINZ



    GAME 44, ROAD GAME 27

    Saturday, 18th May
    4:10 PM ET
    Marlins Park





    METS -- STANDINGS -- MARLINS



    METS -- LEADERS -- MARLINS



    METS -- BATTING -- MARLINS



    METS -- PITCHING -- MARLINS



    METS -- TRANSACTIONS - INJURIES



    MARLINS -- TRANSACTIONS - INJURIES



    GAME START WEATHER



    METS -- LINEUPS -- MARLINS

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    Marlins' Lopez looks to Improve on Dismal Outing vs. Mets



    MIAMI, FL -- Miami Marlins right-hander Pablo Lopez is set to make his 19th career major league start on Saturday. The two outings he had against the New York Mets likely stand out as the most memorable.

    Lopez (2-5, 5.93 ERA) will get another look at the Mets when he takes the mound on Saturday afternoon in the middle game of the three-game series in Miami.

    The Marlins won the series opener 8-6 on Friday to end a seven-game losing streak.

    Lopez won his major league debut against the visiting Mets on June 30, 2018, allowing two runs in six innings of a 5-2 victory.

    He faced them for the second time in his latest outing on May 10, but the experience went a lot differently. He gave up a career-high 10 runs and a career-high 10 hits in three innings during an 11-2 loss at New York.

    The Mets scored eight runs in the first inning off Lopez, their highest-scoring opening inning since 1989.

    The sub-par performance was particularly unexpected considering Lopez had thrown six shutout innings in his previous start, when he got a no-decision in Miami's 3-1 loss against the visiting Atlanta Braves on May 5.

    Miami's offense hasn't treated Lopez well either, scoring one run or none in five of his eight starts this year.

    Lopez won't have to face Mets right fielder Michael Conforto, who left the team's Thursday loss at Washington after colliding with second baseman Robinson Cano. Conforto, a 2017 All-Star, was diagnosed with a concussion and placed on the seven-day injured list.

    The Mets recalled veteran Carlos Gomez from Triple-A Syracuse, and he started in Conforto's spot on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

    New York second baseman Jeff McNeil also left the Thursday game due to an abdominal strain, but he pinch-hit on Friday night and struck out in the eighth inning.

    The Mets are expected to take left-hander Steven Matz off the injured list and start him on the mound Saturday.

    Matz (3-2, 3.86 ERA) missed the past two weeks because of nerve irritation in his left forearm, something he's dealt with his entire career.

    "It's a hard thing to put your finger on in the first place," Matz said of the discomfort. "It's just the way I am, I guess. It has come up in the past, but it's not always there."

    Matz threw a 45-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and came out with no issues.

    In nine career starts against the Marlins, Matz is 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA.

    One Marlins batter he has yet to face is Garrett Cooper. The Opening Day starter in right field the past two seasons for Miami, Cooper subsequently appeared in just one April game in each of those seasons.

    Cooper was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the third game last season and ended up playing just 14 games all year. He strained his left calf in the third game this season, then got hit by a pitch on his left hand in his first game back on April 30, and he returned to the IL with a contusion.

    Finally back in action this week, Cooper drove in his first runs since last July with a two-run single in the third inning on Friday, giving the Marlins the lead for good.

    "It's been good the last couple days, just seeing pitches, getting back into the rhythm of everything," Cooper told Fox Sports Florida after the win on Friday. "It's definitely a mental grind when you're not playing the past year and a half."

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        Top of 1:
        Mets first. McNeil doubled to left. Rosario struck out. Canó struck out. Alonso grounded out, third baseman Anderson to first baseman Prado.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 1

        Bottom of 1:
        Marlins first. Berti homered to right on a 3-1 count. Cooper grounded out, third baseman Frazier to first baseman Alonso. Anderson struck out. Castro hit an infield single to third. Alfaro struck out.
        Runs: 1, Hits: 2

        Top of 2:
        Mets second. Ramos struck out. Nimmo grounded out, third baseman Anderson to first baseman Prado. Frazier struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 2:
        Marlins second. Prado lined out to right fielder Nimmo. H.Ramírez struck out. Rojas lined out to left fielder McNeil.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 3:
        Mets third. Lagares grounded out, pitcher López to first baseman Prado. Matz grounded out, third baseman Anderson to first baseman Prado. McNeil flied out to left fielder H.Ramírez.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 3:
        Marlins third. López struck out. Berti walked on a full count. Cooper grounded out, pitcher Matz to first baseman Alonso, Berti to second. Anderson singled to right, Berti scored. Castro popped out to second baseman Canó.
        Runs: 1, Hits: 1

        Top of 4:
        Mets fourth. Rosario grounded out, second baseman Castro to first baseman Prado. Canó grounded out, shortstop Rojas to first baseman Prado. Alonso grounded out, third baseman Anderson to first baseman Prado.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 4:
        Marlins fourth. Alfaro hit an infield single to third. Prado struck out. H.Ramírez struck out. Alfaro stole second. Rojas was intentionally walked. López singled to left, Alfaro to third, Rojas to second. Bashlor pitching. Wallach pinch-running for Alfaro. Berti struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 2

        Top of 5:
        Mets fifth. Wallach in as catcher. Ramos struck out. Nimmo flied out to left fielder H.Ramírez. Frazier walked. Lagares struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 5:
        Marlins fifth. Cooper struck out. Anderson walked on four pitches. Castro flied out to left fielder McNeil. Wallach flied out to center fielder Lagares.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 6:
        Mets sixth. C.Gómez pinch-hitting for Bashlor. C.Gómez struck out. McNeil walked on a full count. Rosario grounded into a double play, shortstop Rojas to second baseman Castro to first baseman Prado, McNeil out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 6:
        Marlins sixth. Gsellman pitching. Prado lined out to right fielder Nimmo. H.Ramírez grounded out, second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso. Rojas struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 7:
        Mets seventh. Canó lined out to left fielder H.Ramírez. Alonso lined out to first baseman Prado. Ramos grounded out, shortstop Rojas to first baseman Prado.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 7:
        Marlins seventh. Granderson pinch-hitting for López. Granderson grounded out, first baseman Alonso to pitcher Gsellman. Berti grounded out, shortstop Rosario to first baseman Alonso. Cooper walked on a full count. Anderson flied out to right fielder Nimmo.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 8:
        Mets eighth. Guerrero pitching. Nimmo walked. Frazier struck out. Lagares grounded into a double play, shortstop Rojas to first baseman Prado, Nimmo out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 8:
        Marlins eighth. Díaz pitching. Castro struck out. Wallach grounded out, shortstop Rosario to first baseman Alonso. Prado grounded out, shortstop Rosario to first baseman Alonso.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 9:
        Mets ninth. Herrera in as right fielder. Davis pinch-hitting for Díaz. Davis struck out. Conley pitching. McNeil flied out to center fielder Berti. Rosario grounded out, shortstop Rojas to first baseman Prado.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

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          Lopez, Marlins Team on 1-hitter, Hand Mets 4th Loss in Row


          by CHRISTOPHER STOCK

          MIAMI, FL -- Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez followed his worst outing as a big leaguer with his best - both against the New York Mets.

          The result was the Marlins' first winning streak in nearly a month, and ramped-up speculation that Mets manager Mickey Callaway's job was in jeopardy.

          "I'm coming in tomorrow to manage the New York Mets and I'm going to be enthusiastic about it and I'm going to continue to lead this team to something special," Callaway said after his team was held to one hit Saturday in a 2-0 loss.

          Lopez gave up a double on his first pitch, then combined with the Marlins' bullpen to hold the Mets hitless the rest of the way in sending New York to its fourth straight loss.

          "I didn't even have to talk," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "He was really good."

          Lopez (3-5) pitched seven innings and tied a career high with seven strikeouts. It was bounce-back performance for the 23-year-old righty after allowing a career-high 10 runs in three innings in his last start on May 10 in New York.

          "You find out what a guy is made of," Mattingly said. "He took a beating in New York. Nothing went right. There were two ways to go - either he was going to come out and pitch as if he were afraid of those guys or he was going to be aggressive."

          Lopez patiently awaited his next opportunity.

          "Last outing was rough and I had to wait eight days for today," he said. "So I was a little anxious to go out there and leave everything on the field."

          The Marlins, with the worst record in the majors, beat the Mets for the second straight day after entering the series with a seven-game losing streak.

          The Mets fell a season-worst four games under .500.

          "I do believe we have talent in there," Callaway said. "We haven't played like that. There's no doubt that hasn't been the case, but I believe those things for a reason and I believe everyone comes to the park every day for something greater than what's been happening. We have to start making it happen, somehow, some way."

          Callaway is in his second year with the Mets, who made lots of changes in the offseason.

          "As a leader you can't ever worry about yourself," Callaway said. "I'm here. One of the things I told them when I got hired was selfless service is very important to me and my goal every day is to improve that room, be consistent, and make sure our players continue to improve."

          Mets veteran third baseman Todd Frazier defended his manager.

          "It's not a question for me, I think he's doing a great job," Frazier said. "He can't go up there and hit. He makes the lineup, he puts the guys in at the right time, and we're not producing."

          Jeff McNeil sliced the first pitch of the game just inside the left field line for a double, but that was all the Mets managed against Lopez (3-5) and two relievers.

          A crowd of 13,474 saw the Marlins record their first one-hit shutout since four pitchers combined to throw one on May 7, 2017, against the Mets in New York.

          "(Lopez) threw mistakes and we missed them," Callaway said. "We didn't the other day. It's not like he made every pitch all night."

          Tayron Guerrero got four outs and Adam Conley finished for his second save.

          Jon Berti hit his second home run of the season and Brian Anderson knocked in the other run for the Marlins, who won consecutive games for the first time since back-to-back wins over the Washington Nationals on April 19-20.

          "To put another on the board hopefully it gives us momentum," Mattingly said.

          Steven Matz (3-3) was activated from the 10-day injured list to make his first start since May 3 at Milwaukee. He allowed two runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

          "It was OK," Matz said. "A little erratic with the fastball in the zone. I haven't been out there in a while so I was trying to figure out that adrenaline a little bit again. It was a loss, wasn't very efficient, got out of there in the fourth inning so really not that great."

          Berti led off the bottom of the first with a home run to right off Matz, who entered with a 3-0 record and 0.93 ERA in five career starts at Marlins Park.

          Anderson's single in the third gave Miami a 2-0 lead.

          The Mets bounced into inning-ending double plays in the sixth and eighth.

          SEWALD TO MINORS

          Right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Matz. Sewald has a 3.86 ERA in four appearances with the Mets.

          TRAINER'S ROOM

          Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (hamstring) is scheduled to make a rehab start on Sunday with Double-A Binghamton and then could return to the Mets if all goes well. "We'll see, but I think he would be an option after one (rehab start)," Callaway said.

          Marlins: C Jorge Alfaro left the game in the fourth inning with a mild left calf strain after sliding into second base for his first stolen base of the season. He is considered day-to-day. "I'm fine," Alfaro said. "It feels bruised right now, bothering me a bit. I'll be back Tuesday."

          UP NEXT

          Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-3, 4.74 ERA) tossed his second career complete game and first shutout of his career in his last start against the Marlins on Sept. 30, 2018.

          Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (1-4, 5.11) is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

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