The Marlins overtook the Mets on the scoreboard and in the standings Saturday.
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Brian Anderson hit a two-run homer off Jacob deGrom and the Marlins climbed out of last place in the NL East by rallying past the reeling Mets, 5-2.
”We’re not in last place? Awesome,” said J.T. Riddle, whose scratch RBI single put Miami ahead to stay.
The Mets (32-48) lost for the 10th time in 11 games and fell into last place for the first time this year. They finished 5-21 this month for the worst June in franchise history, and they’ve plummeted from 10 games over .500 to 15 under at an earlier date than any team in major league history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
”It was not the goal when we came in,” deGrom said. ”This is the complete opposite. Nobody’s happy with that.”
Meanwhile, the rebuilding Marlins (34-50) went 14-14 in June, their best month this season.
They seem to get better as they get younger. Pablo Lopez (1-0) allowed two runs in six innings in his major league debut less than 24 hours after Sandy Alcantara won his first big league start Friday. Both are 22.
The last time two pitchers on the same National League team earned wins in their first career starts in consecutive days was in 1967 when Gary Nolan and Mel Queen did so for the Reds, according to Stats LLC.
DeGrom took a 2-0 lead into the sixth, but Anderson’s fifth homer tied it. Riddle beat out a dribbler to the first baseman for a two-out RBI hit that put Miami ahead.
”I thought that swinging bunt was foul,” deGrom said. ”I should have gone over there and got it.”
Another fielding lapse cost the Mets in the seventh. J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run double after an error by shortstop Amed Rosario prolonged the inning.
Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect eighth Kyle Gibson Minnesota Twins Jersey , and Kyle Barraclough earned his eighth save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Steckenrider has thrown 15 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, and Barraclough has thrown 20 2/3 – two more reasons the Marlins are on the rise.
”We’re gaining some type of identity as to what kind of games we need to play to win,” manager Don Mattingly said. ”We’re not going to outslug anybody. We’re going to have to pitch and play defense and scratch for runs.”
The Mets’ runs came on solo homers against Lopez. Jose Bautista hit his fifth of the year, his third with the Mets. Todd Frazier added his ninth.
DeGrom (5-4), who departed after six innings trailing 3-2, fell to 1-4 in his past five starts despite allowing only 15 runs. His ERA, lowest in the majors coming into the game, rose to 1.84.
”I am definitely frustrated,” he said. ”I’m tired of losing.”
Lopez was the 17th rookie and 12th rookie pitcher used by Marlins, both most in the majors.
”As soon as I stepped out of the dugout, I just kept looking up in the stands, and they were so big http://www.49ersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-tarvarius-moore-jersey , all the way up to the sky,” the Venezuelan right-hander said. ”This is where I wanted to be. I just needed to calm myself down.”
Four pitchers have made their first major league start against New York this year, and they’ve combined to go 3-0 with an ERA of 1.57. But at the moment, the Mets are having trouble beating anybody.
”It’s difficult right now,” first-year manager Mickey Callaway said. ”I know the players are feeling it. I know the fans are feeling.”
Mets pinch-hitter Jose Reyes appeared not to run out a grounder to short in the seventh.
”It looked like that to us, too,” Callaway said. ”I went to talk to Rey-Rey, and he said he felt something out of the box and he was scared he was going to pull something. He kind of pulled up halfway. I thought that maybe he was frustrated, but he felt something coming out of the box.”
Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (finger) and LHP Jason Vargas (calf) are expected to start against each other in a simulated game next week at Single-A Port St. Lucie.
Mets LHP Steven Matz (3-5, 3.69), who has thrown 13 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings at Marlins Park, is scheduled to start the series finale Sunday against RHP Dan Straily (3-3 Jake Marisnick Houston Astros Jersey , 4.82).
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes look far different from the team that began the season with 11 straight losses. They’re also making things difficult for teams with postseason hopes.
Raanta stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and the Coyotes scored three goals in the second period to beat the playoff-chasing St. Louis Blues 6-0 Saturday night.
”The guys were helping me a lot and when I needed to make the save, I made it,” Raanta said.
Four of the Coyotes’ goals came from defensemen, including Luke Schenn, who scored his first goal in his 61st game of the season. Schenn also energized a large crowd and his teammates with a powerful check of Blues forward Scottie Upshall early in the second period.
Richard Panik added a goal just before the hit, and 28-win Arizona won its 10th this month.
”It was nice to see the `D’ contribute and score some goals,” said Schenn, who faced his brother Brayden with their parents in attendance. ”It was an all-around enjoyable night. The second period it was pretty loud and energetic and those are the type of games you want to play in.”
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored on a power play and assisted on another second-period goal, Jakob Chychrun, Alex Goligosksi and Zac Rinaldo also scored, and Max Domi and Dylan Strome had three assists each for the Coyotes. Panik had an assist and Derek Stepan had two.
The Blues entered 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, but ended the night tied with Colorado for the second wild-card spot in the West at 92 points through 78 games. The six-goal loss was the most lopsided for St. Louis this season.
”We can’t allow any carryover from this Authentic Josh Allen Jersey ,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said. ”Three weeks ago I don’t think anybody would have put us in this place, and the opportunity that we have here, that’s something we need to be excited about.”
Jake Allen made his 12th consecutive start in goal for St. Louis, but was replaced after the Coyotes’ second goal on 14 shots. Carter Hutton finished the game and made 15 saves.
”Jumping in and trying to find a rhythm was tricky,” Hutton said. He hadn’t played since March 3 at Dallas.
Brayden Schenn hit the post with a shot midway through the first period, the best scoring chance in the early going for St. Louis. Allen caught Brendan Perlini’s wrister at 14:27, but couldn’t stop Luke Schenn’s long shot 32 seconds later.
”I was not wanting to go the whole year without getting one,” Luke Schenn said.
The Coyotes made it 2-0 at 3:51 of the second period. Clayton Keller bounced a cross-ice pass to Panik, who scored from distance for his 13th of the season.
Luke Schenn threw a shoulder into Upshall, who staggered into the Blues’ bench area after the hit. Schenn and the Blues’ Chris Thorburn were given five minutes for fighting after the check.
Upshall did not return.
Raanta thwarted several Blues’ attempts right in front of the net with saves amid heavy traffic throughout the second period and made more impressive saves in the third. He has 11 career shutouts.
A third Coyotes goal at 13:54 was waved off for incidental contact with Hutton before the puck crossed the goal line. Arizona challenged the call but it was upheld.
Ekman-Larsson, who lost a goal on the call, scored at 15:09 on a power play Shaquem Griffin Color Rush Jersey , his 14th of the season. Stepan reached 42 assists, a career high in a single season.
Chychrun made it 4-0 with his goal 20 seconds before the second intermission. Rinaldo ended the scoring at 17:40 of the third.
”They’ve bought in. I’ve got to give a lot of guys credit for that,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. ”It’s easy when you’re out of the playoffs to give up, and we haven’t given up.”
NOTES: Blues D Mitch Reinke, a 22-year-old who just finished his college season with Michigan Tech, made his NHL debut. … The Blues called up D Chris Butler from AHL San Antonio in time for the game, but he was scratched. So was D Jordan Schmaltz with an upper body injury suffered Friday at Vegas. … Coyotes C Christian Dvorak was scratched with a lower body injury, his first missed game of the season. … The Coyotes reached 10 wins in March for just the fifth time in franchise history. … Assistant captain Brianna Decker and forward Amanda Pelkey, from the United States women’s hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, performed the ceremonial puck drop before the game.
Blues: Host Washington on Monday.
Coyotes: At Calgary on Tuesday.