Mets win 6th straight as Syndergaard beats Miami 4-2

MIAMI (AP) Noah Syndergaard walked out of the New York Mets postgame clubhouse and into the Miami night wearing a man bun, which shows he can make an adjustment when necessary.

The right-hander's long, wet, unruly mane gave him the most trouble Monday, when he allowed one earned run in six innings to help the Mets win their sixth consecutive game and match the best start in franchise history by beating the Marlins 4-2.

After making his first two starts of the season in chilly weather, Syndergaard took the mound on a humid, 83-degree night and tired in the sixth. He also dealt with blisters on two fingers but said they weren't a hindrance.

''I was actually just more annoyed with my hair flipping in my eyes,'' he said.

''He was sweating, and his hair was hitting him in the face,'' manager Mickey Callaway confirmed with a chuckle. ''He said that's what he was most frustrated with.''

Syndergaard (2-0) had less than his best stuff but stranded four runners in scoring position. That was good enough to help the Mets extend their longest winning streak since September 2016, and they improved to 8-1, matching their start in 1985 and 2006.

''It's a lot of fun watching us play,'' Syndergaard said. ''It's a contagious feeling. Everybody is on the edge of the dugout cheering each other on. It's a lot of fun to be a part of.''

Jeurys Familia escaped a jam in the ninth to earn his fifth save, most in the majors. He gave up a single and double before striking out Miguel Rojas and Starlin Castro for the victory.

''We just weren't able to kick anything across,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Familia and three other relievers combined to shut out Miami over the final three innings, lowering the team ERA to 2.25.

The announced crowd of 7,003 - most of them rooting for the visitors- was the Marlins' smallest at home since 2006. This year they began announcing attendance based on only tickets sold, a change from the previous ownership regime.

The Mets arrived in Miami shortly before sunrise after completing their first three-game sweep of Washington since September 2015. But they were unfazed by any lack of sleep, jumping to a 3-0 lead after three innings.

''That's a tough call coming in at 5 or 6 in the morning, getting a few hours' sleep and coming back and trying to win a game,'' Callaway said. ''Great job by the players.''

Adrian Gonzalez and Jay Bruce each had an RBI single off Marlins ace Jose Urena (0-2), who allowed three runs in five innings.

Two of the Mets' runs resulted from defensive lapses. In the third inning, Miami catcher Bryan Holaday failed to catch a routine pop foul hit by Bruce, who then delivered a two-out RBI single. A wild throw by first baseman Justin Bour in the seventh led to an unearned run, which came home on Amed Rosario's RBI single.

''Throwing that away, that just can't happen,'' Bour said.

Miami went 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position, stranded 10, hit into a double play and lost a runner on the bases.

The game was the first this year between the NL East rivals. The Mets went 7-12 against the Marlins last year.

FISH BEAT

Syndergaard allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five. He improved to 4-0 in six starts against the Marlins with an ERA of 1.62, 47 strikeouts and four walks.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: C J.T. Realmuto (back) is close to beginning a rehab assignment. ... RHP Dan Straily (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon. ... LHP Wei-Yin Chen (left elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Jupiter and is then expected to advance to extended spring training. ... 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) played three innings in extended spring training. ... 1B-OF Garrett Cooper (wrist) will wear a cast for at least a week. ... RHP Elieser Hernandez (tooth infection) has been temporarily sidelined from a rehab assignment because of a broken finger nail.

ROSTER MOVES

Marlins: RHP Dustin McGowan signed a minor league deal and will be assigned to Triple-A New Orleans. RHP Brian Ellington cleared waivers and was released.

UP NEXT

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.54) is scheduled to start Tuesday against LHP Caleb Smith (0-1, 4.32).

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  • W: N. Syndergaard (2-0)L: J. Urena (0-2)S: J. Familia (5)
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A. Gonzalez 1B31110101.269.387.423.8104.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Syndergaard in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ramos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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  • a-fouled out for Despaigne in the 8th
  • b-walked for Urena in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario
  • RBI - J. Bruce (6), A. Gonzalez (6), A. Rosario (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bruce (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich, B. Anderson (4)
  • RBI - D. Dietrich (4), B. Anderson (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Dietrich (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Conforto
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Castro
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Cespedes
  • E - A. Rosario
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bour
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Syndergaard (W, 2-0)6.05212503.941.1922.5
H. Robles (H, 2)1.02000102.251.251.5
J. Blevins (H, 1)0.10000000.001.500.0
A. Ramos (H, 3)0.20001000.000.80-1.0
J. Familia (S, 5)1.02000300.001.009.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Syndergaard (W, 2-0)6.0
H. Robles (H, 2)1.0
J. Blevins (H, 1)0.1
A. Ramos (H, 3)0.2
J. Familia (S, 5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-2)5.05331405.061.313.0
J. Tazawa1.10102201.290.862.0
K. Barraclough0.21001200.000.82-1.0
O. Despaigne1.00001004.091.092.0
T. Guerrero1.00000108.531.893.5
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Syndergaard
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Syndergaard 90-54, H. Robles 22-15, J. Blevins 3-3, A. Ramos 10-5, J. Familia 18-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Syndergaard 10-2, H. Robles 1-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Syndergaard 25, H. Robles 5, J. Blevins, A. Ramos 3, J. Familia 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 80-49, J. Tazawa 28-16, K. Barraclough 25-12, O. Despaigne 13-5, T. Guerrero 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-5, K. Barraclough 1-0, T. Guerrero 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 19, J. Tazawa 6, K. Barraclough 5, O. Despaigne 3, T. Guerrero 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Bruce RF30110113.278.350.472.8222.5
T. Frazier 3B21000202.207.385.310.6953.0
A. Cabrera 2B41100002.324.390.486.8772.0
A. Gonzalez 1B31110101.269.387.423.8104.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Syndergaard in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ramos in the 9th
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M. Rojas SS50200015.256.326.385.7101.5
S. Castro 2B51100036.286.388.333.7212.5
J. Bour 1B40000012.135.200.162.362-0.5
B. Anderson 3B31110100.289.426.474.8995.0
C. Maybin CF-RF40000013.281.361.375.736-0.5
B. Lee RF30100012.250.308.250.5580.5
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J. Urena P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-fouled out for Despaigne in the 8th
  • b-walked for Urena in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario
  • RBI - J. Bruce (6), A. Gonzalez (6), A. Rosario (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bruce (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich, B. Anderson (4)
  • RBI - D. Dietrich (4), B. Anderson (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Dietrich (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Conforto
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Castro
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Cespedes
  • E - A. Rosario
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bour
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Syndergaard (W, 2-0)6.05212503.941.1922.5
H. Robles (H, 2)1.02000102.251.251.5
J. Blevins (H, 1)0.10000000.001.500.0
A. Ramos (H, 3)0.20001000.000.80-1.0
J. Familia (S, 5)1.02000300.001.009.5
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PITCHERSIP
N. Syndergaard (W, 2-0)6.0
H. Robles (H, 2)1.0
J. Blevins (H, 1)0.1
A. Ramos (H, 3)0.2
J. Familia (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-2)5.05331405.061.313.0
J. Tazawa1.10102201.290.862.0
K. Barraclough0.21001200.000.82-1.0
O. Despaigne1.00001004.091.092.0
T. Guerrero1.00000108.531.893.5
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PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 0-2)5.0
J. Tazawa1.1
K. Barraclough0.2
O. Despaigne1.0
T. Guerrero1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Syndergaard
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Syndergaard 90-54, H. Robles 22-15, J. Blevins 3-3, A. Ramos 10-5, J. Familia 18-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Syndergaard 10-2, H. Robles 1-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Syndergaard 25, H. Robles 5, J. Blevins, A. Ramos 3, J. Familia 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 80-49, J. Tazawa 28-16, K. Barraclough 25-12, O. Despaigne 13-5, T. Guerrero 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-5, K. Barraclough 1-0, T. Guerrero 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 19, J. Tazawa 6, K. Barraclough 5, O. Despaigne 3, T. Guerrero 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Rosario singled to shallow left center, Gonzalez scored, Nimmo to third, Rosario to second42
  • 6TH INNING
    Anderson doubled to deep left, Castro scored32
  • 5TH INNING
    Dietrich singled to left, Anderson scored, Holaday to third, Telis to second31
  • 3RD INNING
    Bruce singled to center, Rosario scored30
  • 2ND INNING
    Plawecki grounded into double play third to second to first, Cabrera scored, Gonzalez out at second20
    Gonzalez singled to right, Frazier scored, Cabrera to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki grounded out to second
    • Jose Reyes hit for AJ Ramos
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to third
    • A. Rosario: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jeurys Familia pitching
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Holaday singled to center
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich doubled to deep right center, Holaday to third
    • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Odrisamer Despaigne relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Cabrera flied out to left
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez lined into double play first, Frazier out at first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Hansel Robles
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bour popped out to third
    • AJ Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Maybin flied out to right
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Odrisamer Despaigne
    • Y. Rivera: Rivera fouled out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Tazawa Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
    • Brandon Nimmo hit for Noah Syndergaard
    • Lewis Brinson in center
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nimmo reached on fielder's choice to first, Gonzalez to third on 1st baseman Bour fielding error
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Rosario singled to shallow left center, Gonzalez scored, Nimmo to third, Rosario to second
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cespedes struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Hansel Robles pitching
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Holaday flied out to deep right
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dietrich singled to shallow right
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas singled to center, Dietrich to second
    • S. Castro: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa pitching
    • Y. Cespedes: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cespedes struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Bruce walked
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Frazier lined out to left
    • A. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Cabrera flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro singled to left
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Castro stole second, Anderson doubled to deep left, Castro scored
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to shortstop, Anderson to third
    • B. Lee: Ball, Lee grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • N. Syndergaard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Syndergaard struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Conforto popped out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error, Anderson to second
    • C. Maybin: Maybin flied out to right
    • B. Lee: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Lee struck out on foul tip
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holaday walked
    • Tomas Telis hit for Jose Urena
    • T. Telis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Telis walked, Anderson to third, Holaday to second
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Dietrich singled to left, Anderson scored, Holaday to third, Telis to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Dietrich out at second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez flied out to right
    • K. Plawecki: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Plawecki grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas singled to shallow right, Dietrich to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich to third, Rojas out at second
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Bour grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rosario doubled to deep center
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Conforto flied out to left
    • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cespedes struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bruce singled to center, Rosario scored
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • B. Lee: Strike looking, Ball, Lee singled to left center, Lee out at second
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Holaday lined out to center
    • J. Urena: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera singled to center, Frazier to second
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to right, Frazier scored, Cabrera to third
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki grounded into double play third to second to first, Cabrera scored, Gonzalez out at second
    • N. Syndergaard: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Syndergaard struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Bour grounded out to catcher
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Anderson grounded out to third
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Maybin struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Conforto singled to center
    • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Ball, Cespedes flied out to left
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Conforto caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Bruce grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)