Carrasco shines in Mets’ 4-0 win over Marlins

Carrasco shines in Mets’ 4-0 win over Marlins

Carrasco shines in Mets 4 0 win over Marlins

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The New York Mets (63-37) have struggled against the NL East all season and Saturday night was no exception in their 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins (47-54). Carlo Carrasco clinched his 100th career win in dominance, the offense hit three homers and the Mets are on a five-game winning streak.

Struggling in the first inning is well documented for Carrasco, and he allowed two runners to reach base in the opening frame. However, he broke out of the jam and settled into a groove, retiring seven straight batters after that scoring threat.

Was on the hill for the marlins Nick Neidertwho made his season debut in 2021 after seven starts for the team. The Mets went under quickly in the first two innings, however Jeff McNeil reached Neidert in the third with a solo homer. It was McNeil’s fifth home run of the season, his first long ball since June 15, and his first extra base hit in seven games since the All-Star break.

Four thugs later Francisco Lindor put on another run with an RBI single to make it 2-0 in the Mets’ favour.

The Marlins never came close to figuring out Carrasco, who demonstrated masterful precision as he has done throughout July. He has not conceded a run in his last three starts (18 2/3 innings) and finished the month with a .90 ERA.

Lindor made an insurance run with a solo homer in the eighth inning, celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage Night in style at LoanDepot Park. That home run earned Lindor 69 RBI on the season, tied for seventh in the majors in that category.

JD Davis amassed just two batters later with a pinch-hit solo homer to extend the Mets’ lead to 4-0. It was Davis’ fourth home run of the season and the team’s third home run that night.

Carrasco worked his way into the eighth inning before turning the ball over Set Lugo, which ended the shutout. The Mets have 14 shutout wins this year, and that five-game winning streak is their second longest of the season.

Tyler Naquin made his Mets debut, batting sixth in the lineup and playing at left field. He finished the night 0-for-4 but put some good shots on the ball and established his position well.

Player of the Match: Carlos Carrasco

Carrasco ended a month of dominance with one of his best starts of the season. After that win, the Mets won all five of his starts in July. Carrasco has his season ERA down to 3.79, and he’s proven a mark of consistency at the end of the Mets’ starting rotation.

End line for Carrasco: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

On board:

The Mets will be aiming for the series sweep when they face the Marlins Sunday afternoon at LoanDepot Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on PIX 11. The Mets will be there Taijuan Walker on the hill while the marlins go out Pablo Lopez.