The Mets (75-60) defeat the Miami Marlins (56-80) by a score of 7-0. Bartolo Colon pitched a complete game shutout, allowing 9 hits, no walks, and striking out two. He threw just 100 pitches and extends his scoreless innings streak to 25, the longest such streak of his career.
The Mets touched up Brad Hand early when Travis d’Arnaud hit a long 3-run home run to right-center field, scoring David Wright (single) and Yoenis Cespedes (walk). It was d’Arnaud’s 10th home run of the year in limited playing time. On the very next pitch, Wilmer Flores followed with his 15th home run of the season, this one to left-center, to make it 4-0 early.
The Mets followed up in the 2nd with a Hit By Pitch (Eric Young Jr.), a failed sacrifice bunt by Colon, and a line-drive opposite-field 2-run home run by Juan Lagares. After a David Wright line out, Yoenis Cespedes singled and Juan Uribe walked, chasing Brad Hand from the game. D’Arnaud followed with a single to left against reliever Andre Rienzo, scoring Cespedes from 2nd. The Mets led 7-0, and would hold that lead for the rest of the game.
Tonight, however, was about Bartolo Colon. Coming into the game with a 16 inning scoreless streak, Colon was fantastic, pitching mainly to contact (he only recorded two strikeouts). He had three double plays turned behind him, and even had himself a nifty behind-the-back flip, robbing Justin Bour of an infield hit. On a day with distractions and on a day after a defeating loss, Colon gave the Mets exactly what they needed.
- Travis d’Arnaud (.284)
- Bartolo Colon (.094)
- Wilmer Flores (.060)
- Juan Lagares (.049)
WPA Losers: Juan Uribe (-.038) and that’s about it.