Mets rally to beat Marlins 4-1 for 8th straight win

MIAMI (AP) The New York Mets are winning even when they can't get a hit against the opposing starter.

Miami Marlins lefty Jarlin Garcia was pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his first major league start Wednesday, and the Mets rallied to take took advantage of a strong season debut by Zack Wheeler and win 4-1 for their eighth consecutive victory.

Garcia's 70 previous career outings were in relief, and manager Don Mattingly took him out after 77 pitches. Mattingly said a complete game was beyond Garcia's reach, and the decision wasn't difficult.

''It's real easy, honestly, but I know it's not popular,'' Mattingly said. ''I know he's not going to make it. ... His last two innings he had deep counts, and you could tell he was laboring.''

Pinch-hitter Adrian Gonzalez's two-run single off Chris O'Grady in a four-run eighth put the Mets ahead and helped extend the best start in team history to 10-1.

Under new manager Mickey Callaway, the Mets already have six come-from-behind victories. They went 6-0 on a two-city swing, going unbeaten on a trip of six games or more for the first time since 1991 and the second time in franchise history.

''I think what you're going to see throughout the season is that when we're down, we know how to get the job done,'' Callaway said. ''We're never going to give up. That probably the biggest part of a good start like this.''

Drew Steckenrider replaced Garcia with a 1-0 lead in the seventh and retired the first two batters before Todd Frazier broke up the combined no-hit bid by lining a 1-2 pitch for a single.

Garcia had no complaint about being pulled.

''I felt like I could have kept going,'' the Dominican said through an interpreter. ''But it's not my decision. It's up to the manager.''

Wheeler (1-0) gave up a homer to Miguel Rojas in the first inning but allowed only one other hit and retired his final 16 batters. He departed after seven innings and 83 pitches.

Wheeler made his first start of the year for the Mets after struggling in spring training and beginning the season in the minors. It marked the first time the Mets' heralded quintet of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey and Wheeler made a rotation turn together.

When asked if Wheeler will get another start, Callaway smiled.

''I would assume so,'' he said. ''He was pretty good.''

Wheeler said a change in his delivery has finally clicked.

''It's very satisfying,'' he said. ''I had a lot of trouble in the spring repeating it. It's hard to get out of that other arm slot. But it's paying off. The results showed that tonight, and I'm very happy with tonight's performance.''

A.J. Ramos completed a two-hitter by getting the final two outs on a double play for his first save this year and the 100th of his career.

New York overcame a 1-0 deficit in the eighth. Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch, and he went to third when pinch hitter Michael Conforto doubled off O'Grady (0-1). Both scored on Gonzalez's hit, Wilmer Flores singled home another run, and Frazier added a sacrifice fly.

For the third night in a row Miami drew the smallest crowd in the seven-season history of Marlins Park. Attendance was 6,150, and they saw the Mets sweep a series from their NL East rivals for the first time since August 2015.

CATCHING INJURIES

Plawecki came out of the game for a pinch hitter soon after being hit on the back of his left hand by a pitch. X-rays were negative. He became the Mets' regular catcher with the loss of Travis d'Arnaud, who went on the disabled list because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that could end his season.

SLUMP

Marlins rookie Lewis Brinson went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. He's hitless in his past 25 at-bats with 12 strikeouts.

HISTORY OF HOOKS

Mattingly pulled Wei-Yin Chen after seven hitless innings and 100 pitches against Seattle last April 18 and Adam Conley after 7 2/3 hitless innings and 116 pitches verses Milwaukee on April 29, 2016. Each time the bullpen allowed a hit.

ROSTER MOVE

RHP Jacob Turner cleared waivers and was assigned to the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (forearm) is scheduled to begin a rehab stint Friday with Single-A Jupiter.

UP NEXT

Mets: After an off day, Matz (0-1, 3.00) is scheduled to start Friday when the Mets begin a six-game homestand against Milwaukee and RHP Zach Davies (0-1, 5.40).

Marlins: They continue their homestand Friday, when LHP Dillon Peters (1-1, 9.35) is scheduled to start against Pittsburgh and RHP Chad Kuhl (1-0, 5.06).

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    • 2B - W. Flores (2), M. Conforto (2)
    • SF - T. Frazier (2)
    • RBI - W. Flores (3), T. Frazier (6), A. Gonzalez 2 (8)
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Rojas (2)
    • RBI - M. Rojas (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Bruce
    FIELDING
    • E - B. Anderson (2), L. Brinson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Wheeler (W, 1-0)7.02111711.290.4330.5
    R. Gsellman (H, 2)1.00000301.290.864.5
    J. Blevins (H, 2)0.10000000.001.290.0
    A. Ramos0.20001000.000.88-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Wheeler (W, 1-0)7.0
    R. Gsellman (H, 2)1.0
    J. Blevins (H, 2)0.1
    A. Ramos0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Garcia6.00002301.130.6920.5
    D. Steckenrider (H, 2)1.01000100.000.752.5
    T. Guerrero (H, 1)0.10110109.451.80-0.5
    C. O'Grady (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.03330006.351.41-11.0
    J. Tazawa0.21002001.171.17-3.0
    T. Cloyd1.00000100.000.003.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Garcia6.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 2)1.0
    T. Guerrero (H, 1)0.1
    C. O'Grady (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.0
    J. Tazawa0.2
    T. Cloyd1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 83-56, R. Gsellman 15-10, J. Blevins 4-2, A. Ramos 10-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 9-5, A. Ramos 1-0
    • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 24, R. Gsellman 3, J. Blevins, A. Ramos 2
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Tazawa 2 (2)
    • HBP - T. Guerrero
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 77-44, D. Steckenrider 18-11, T. Guerrero 4-3, C. O'Grady 11-6, J. Tazawa 10-7, T. Cloyd 8-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 9-5, J. Tazawa 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 19, D. Steckenrider 4, T. Guerrero 2, C. O'Grady 3, J. Tazawa 5, T. Cloyd 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    W. Flores 1B40110000.200.273.450.7233.0
    Y. Cespedes LF30000100.178.275.400.6751.0
    T. Frazier 3B30110000.222.375.333.7082.0
    J. Bruce RF20000212.256.356.436.7910.5
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    b- M. Conforto PH-CF21100010.333.478.6111.0892.5
    Z. Wheeler P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
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    R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Plawecki in the 8th
    • b-doubled for Lagares in the 8th
    • c-singled for Wheeler in the 8th
    • d-flied out for Gsellman in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Dietrich LF40000030.302.373.415.788-1.5
    M. Rojas SS-1B-SS31111100.261.333.435.7687.0
    S. Castro 2B40000011.280.362.320.682-0.5
    J. Bour 1B20000100.159.229.318.5471.0
    Y. Rivera SS-RF00000000.167.231.167.3970.0
    B. Anderson 3B30000001.295.436.455.8910.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Flores (2), M. Conforto (2)
      • SF - T. Frazier (2)
      • RBI - W. Flores (3), T. Frazier (6), A. Gonzalez 2 (8)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Rojas (2)
      • RBI - M. Rojas (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Bruce
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Anderson (2), L. Brinson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Wheeler (W, 1-0)7.02111711.290.4330.5
      R. Gsellman (H, 2)1.00000301.290.864.5
      J. Blevins (H, 2)0.10000000.001.290.0
      A. Ramos0.20001000.000.88-1.0
      Total9.02112101---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Wheeler (W, 1-0)7.0
      R. Gsellman (H, 2)1.0
      J. Blevins (H, 2)0.1
      A. Ramos0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Garcia6.00002301.130.6920.5
      D. Steckenrider (H, 2)1.01000100.000.752.5
      T. Guerrero (H, 1)0.10110109.451.80-0.5
      C. O'Grady (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.03330006.351.41-11.0
      J. Tazawa0.21002001.171.17-3.0
      T. Cloyd1.00000100.000.003.5
      Total9.0544460---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Garcia6.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 2)1.0
      T. Guerrero (H, 1)0.1
      C. O'Grady (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.0
      J. Tazawa0.2
      T. Cloyd1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 83-56, R. Gsellman 15-10, J. Blevins 4-2, A. Ramos 10-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 9-5, A. Ramos 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 24, R. Gsellman 3, J. Blevins, A. Ramos 2
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Tazawa 2 (2)
      • HBP - T. Guerrero
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 77-44, D. Steckenrider 18-11, T. Guerrero 4-3, C. O'Grady 11-6, J. Tazawa 10-7, T. Cloyd 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 9-5, J. Tazawa 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 19, D. Steckenrider 4, T. Guerrero 2, C. O'Grady 3, J. Tazawa 5, T. Cloyd 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Frazier hit sacrifice fly to center, Cabrera scored, Flores to third, Cespedes to second on center fielder Brinson fielding error41
        Flores doubled to left center, Gonzalez scored, Cabrera to third31
        Gonzalez singled to center, Plawecki and Conforto scored21
      • 1ST INNING
        Rojas homered to left01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tomas Telis at first
        • Tyler Cloyd relieved Braxton Lee
        • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario flied out to right
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • Jose Reyes hit for Robert Gsellman
        • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jerry Blevins pitching
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich lined out to first
        • AJ Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castro grounded into double play third to second to first, Rojas out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Yadiel Rivera at shortstop
        • Tayron Guerrero relieved Drew Steckenrider
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki hit by pitch
        • A. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • Michael Conforto hit for Juan Lagares
        • Chris O'Grady relieved Tayron Guerrero
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Conforto doubled to deep right, Plawecki to third
        • Adrian Gonzalez hit for Zack Wheeler
        • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center, Plawecki and Conforto scored
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera singled to right center, Gonzalez to second
        • Braxton Lee in right
        • Junichi Tazawa pitching
        • W. Flores: Ball, Flores doubled to left center, Gonzalez scored, Cabrera to third
        • Y. Cespedes: Cespedes intentionally walked
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier hit sacrifice fly to center, Cabrera scored, Flores to third, Cespedes to second on center fielder Brinson fielding error
        • J. Bruce: Bruce intentionally walked
        • Tomas Nido hit for Kevin Plawecki
        • T. Nido: Nido grounded into fielder's choice to second, Bruce out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Robert Gsellman pitching
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
        • C. Wallach: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
        • B. Lee: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lee struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Drew Steckenrider relieved Jarlin Garcia
        • W. Flores: Ball, Flores lined out to shortstop
        • Y. Cespedes: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cespedes popped out to second
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to left center
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bour grounded out to second
        • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Foul, Ball, Lagares lined out to right
        • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wheeler struck out looking
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cabrera popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Dietrich struck out on foul tip
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas flied out to center
        • S. Castro: Ball, Castro lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier flied out to deep center
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bruce walked
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Plawecki walked, Bruce to second
        • A. Rosario: Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce caught stealing, catcher to third, Rosario grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Plawecki out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
        • C. Wallach: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Wallach grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to catcher
        • W. Flores: Ball, Foul, Ball, Flores grounded out to third
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cespedes flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • J. Bour: Bour flied out to left
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Maybin flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lagares grounded out to first
        • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Wheeler struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rojas grounded out to second
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier safe at first on 3rd baseman Anderson fielding error
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Bruce grounded into double play first to shortstop to second, Frazier out at second
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Brinson grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Wallach: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wallach singled to right
        • J. Garcia: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to third
        • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Flores grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Cespedes flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas homered to left
        • S. Castro: Ball, Castro lined out to right
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Anderson grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)