The Miami Marlins’ offense put on a show in New York as they beat the Mets 13-0 on Wednesday. The Marlins hit four home runs in their most lopsided win of the season. The victory was the second straight for Miami and included a home run from Jose Reyes which existed his hitting streak to 26 games. This is the longest such streak for a defending batting champion since 1941 when the record holder, Joe DiMaggio did the same.
Nate Eovaldi picked up his second win as a Marlin in three starts with five shutout innings of work. Eovaldi who got knocked around by Atlanta in his last start worked out of some jams to preserve the shutout. In all, the young pitcher walked six and was lifted from the game in the sixth with two runners on and nobody out. Ryan Webb came out of the bullpen to bail Eovaldi and the Marlins out of the sixth inning jam. Webbb would go on to pitch two shutout innings before Chris Hatcher worked a perfect two final innings.
In addition to Reyes’ eighth blast of the year, Giancarlo Stanton added two of his own. In only his second game back in the lineup, Stanton reached base four times including a double. The second home run of the night was a two run blast and gave Stanton 21 home runs on the year. Greg Dobbs added his third home run of the year in the ninth. Bryan Petersen would appear to have a 1-4 game in the box score but that does not tell the whole story. The one hit for Petersen was a base clearing triple. The other three outs were all well hit balls that were right at the defense as Petersen put together four solid at-bats.
Miami will try to sweep the series with a third straight victory on Thursday when they are scheduled to send Josh Johnson to the mound to oppose R.A. Dickey.