The Marlins placed Saturday's scheduled starter, LHP Wei-Yin Chen (left arm fatigue) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled RHP Odrisamer Despaigne from Triple-A New Orleans. But Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler could only last five innings before exiting with a 7-3 lead, and NY pounced against right-hander Brad Ziegler, who allowed all six batters he faced in the seventh to reach base.
"Your numbers are going to be skewed in that league", said Collins, who played 271 games for Albuquerque from 1975 through 1984 and managed the Dukes for 780 games from 1983 through 1988.
"It sounds like it's not a big deal, but we know from the past it is a big deal", manager Terry Collins said. "It seems like just when he starts to get it going, something happens". "I hope he does get back - we need a guy like that in the lineup".
"Grandy's home run kind of changed momentum a little bit and kind of put us back in that ballgame", T.J. Rivera said. They've scored at least five runs in that timeframe while scoring seven or more runs in their last four games. "We've been through this the last couple years". Ziegler is as tough as there is to face and they just put good at-bats on, didn't try to do too much, worked the middle of the field as you saw. The Mets (12-15) missed a chance to potentially move ahead of the Marlins for second place in the National League East when their series finale against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday was rained out in the fourth inning. The Mets have now won five of their last seven games as they are beginning to figure things out without some of their regulars in the lineup. Jacoby Ellsbury, in his first appearance since injuring an elbow Monday, pinch hit with two outs and walked after a 2-1 pitch at the knees was called a ball by umpire Ryan Blakney.
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Two huge voids as they go toe-to-toe with the high-powered Rockets in hopes of another trip to the Western Conference finals. He was carted off by teammates Dewayne Dedmon and Dejounte Murray and did not look up as the crowd chanted his name.
Rojas and Martin Prado each had three of Miami's 13 hits.
Gardner fouled off a pair of 1-2 fastballs, took a ball and on his seventh pitch of the at-bat - the 29th to Gardner in the game - he hit his fifth home run of the season, all in the last six games (see full recap).
"You're never out of the game in the PCL (Pacific Coast League) - never", Collins said.
Sunday: Justin Nicolino (1 start in 2017) vs.
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Singles by Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Conforto to go along with doubles by Jose Reyes and the game-tying one by T.J.
Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a bruised right wrist, the latest setback for a NY team beset by several key injuries already this season.
Montero is 0-0 with a 2.50 ERA in nine games (two starts) against the Marlins, whom he has faced more than any other opponent.
However, down at Triple-A Las Vegas, Montero has made two starts and allowed just two earned runs in 10.1 innings of work while striking out 16 opposing batters.
Spurs lose Parker for the season
Rookie guard Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson and Jonathan Simmons should get more of a chance to prove themselves as well. News of the severity of Parker's injury began to trickle out Thursday morning via The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski ...