Realmuto, Castro rally Marlins in 9th to 2-1 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Jacob deGrom isn't getting much help from his closer.

Jeurys Familia gave up RBI singles to J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied for a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night to spoil another splendid outing by deGrom.

The right-hander dodged trouble throughout seven scoreless innings and Brandon Nimmo homered for the Mets. But the Marlins broke through against Familia (2-2), who has four blown saves in 17 chances this season.

Three of them have cost deGrom a win, and the other one came after a strong start by fellow ace Noah Syndergaard. New York lost all four games and is just 5-5 when deGrom takes the ball despite his 1.54 ERA.

''You feel bad as a teammate, because we are like a family,'' Familia said. ''But it's part of the game. They know everybody's going out there trying to do the job.''

After stranding 10 runners over the first eight innings, Miami got a one-out single from pinch-hitter Martin Prado in the ninth. Derek Dietrich doubled to put runners at second and third.

''My sinker didn't work today,'' Familia said. ''I think it was a little bit up.''

Realmuto looped a tying single to center field, but Michael Conforto threw out Dietrich at the plate as Realmuto advanced to second on the play. After an intentional walk to Justin Bour, Castro lined a go-ahead single to left.

Familia was booed by the Citi Field crowd of 24,808 and again when he got out of the inning.

''This one's a tough one to take,'' Nimmo said.

Adam Conley (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning and Brad Ziegler worked the ninth for his ninth save, retiring pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores with a runner on second to end it.

''It was huge for us to be able to finish off the road trip on a positive note, to be able to win a series against a really good team over there,'' Realmuto said. ''Hopefully we can carry some momentum into the homestand.''

Last-place Miami took two of three in a low-scoring series to conclude a 3-3 trip. Dan Straily allowed four hits in six solid innings, and the Marlins have won all five of his starts this season.

''Pitchers' duels, man. They're really fun to be in, honestly,'' Straily said. ''You just can't be the first one to blink, first one to make a mistake, and I did.''

The lowest-scoring team in the majors, the Marlins are 14-13 since opening the season 5-17. Miami improved to 1-24 when trailing after eight innings.

Missing injured sluggers Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier, the Mets have mustered only 17 runs in their last seven games.

''You can't expect to go win games 1-0 all the time,'' manager Mickey Callaway said.

Off to a sensational start this year, deGrom gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked two. He's permitted one run in his past 33 1/3 innings, despite a brief stint on the disabled list due to a hyperextended right elbow.

The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year has allowed no more than one run in 53 of his 117 career starts (45 percent), best of any major league pitcher since at least 1908, but has been denied a win in 17 of those 53 games.

''I know those guys out there are giving 100 percent and I'm comfortable with them coming into the game,'' deGrom said about the Mets' bullpen. ''We know we've got a good team, we've just got to put some things together.''

Nimmo homered into the second deck in right field off Straily in the fifth, just after Realmuto threw out Amed Rosario trying to steal second.

Realmuto's pop time of 1.76 seconds - how long it took for the ball to get from his mitt to shortstop Miguel Rojas - was the fastest in the majors since Statcast began tracking in 2015.

SWITCHING SIDES

Looking to put a better defender where the ball was likely to be hit, Miami flip-flopped left fielder Dietrich and right fielder JB Shuck whenever left-handed hitters Adrian Gonzalez and Luis Guillorme batted. Dietrich, an infielder by trade, was in left when he broke the wrong way on a routine fly from Jay Bruce that dropped in for a gift single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: C Kevin Plawecki (broken left hand) and RHP Hansel Robles (sprained right knee) began rehab assignments at Triple-A Las Vegas. Plawecki hit a two-run homer and Robles pitched a wobbly inning. ... C Devin Mesoraco (bruised left elbow) was back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench Tuesday. ... Cespedes (strained right hip flexor) and Frazier (strained left hamstring) will accompany the team on its upcoming road trip so Mets trainers can continue to treat them.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Following an off day, RHP Jose Urena (0-7, 4.55 ERA) pitches Friday night at home against three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (7-1, 1.78) and the Nationals. Urena, who went 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA last season, was Miami's opening day starter this year. But the Marlins have lost all 10 of his starts, and 12 straight dating to last September - matching Brian Moehler's dubious club record set from 2005-06.

Mets: Eight road games in seven days against two teams currently in first place. LHP Steven Matz (1-3, 4.42 ERA) pitches Thursday night at NL Central-leading Milwaukee. RHP Zach Davies (2-3, 4.24), who lost 6-5 to Matz at Citi Field last month, comes off the disabled list to start for the Brewers after being sidelined since May 3 with right rotator cuff inflammation.

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  • W: A. Conley (1-0)L: J. Familia (2-2)S: B. Ziegler (9)
  • HR: NYM - B. Nimmo (3)
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J. Bour 1B40100124.243.398.458.8561.0
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B. Anderson 3B-RF50200012.276.358.381.7391.5
M. Rojas SS-3B20000203.262.328.419.7472.0
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HITTERSAB
D. Dietrich LF-RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF3
B. Ziegler P0
J. Realmuto C5
J. Bour 1B4
S. Castro 2B5
B. Anderson 3B-RF5
M. Rojas SS-3B2
J. Shuck RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF4
L. Brinson CF4
D. Straily P2
a- C. Maybin PH1
N. Wittgren P0
A. Conley P0
b- M. Prado PH1
Y. Rivera PR-SS0
  • a-flied out for Straily in the 7th
  • b-singled for Conley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo LF31211100.259.423.469.8928.0
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M. Conforto CF30000102.221.338.352.6901.0
J. Bruce RF40100012.233.304.363.6670.5
D. Mesoraco C40000001.197.288.408.6960.0
A. Gonzalez 1B30200110.265.341.425.7662.5
J. Reyes PR00000000.145.203.200.4030.0
L. Guillorme 3B40000024.222.222.278.500-1.0
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b- W. Flores PH10000001.235.315.408.7230.0
A. Rosario SS30100000.246.270.359.6290.0
  • a-grounded out for deGrom in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Familia in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich (9)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (16), S. Castro (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (3)
BATTING
  • HR - B. Nimmo (3)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Rosario (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Conforto
  • E - A. Cabrera (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily6.04113513.121.3815.5
N. Wittgren1.00000000.571.023.0
A. Conley (W, 1-0)1.01000100.001.009.5
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.01000006.551.419.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily6.0
N. Wittgren1.0
A. Conley (W, 1-0)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom7.04002801.540.9922.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.01000101.840.992.5
J. Familia (L, 2-2) (BS, 4)1.04221102.351.13-8.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom7.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.0
J. Familia (L, 2-2) (BS, 4)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 100-67, N. Wittgren 15-9, A. Conley 14-9, B. Ziegler 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 5-7, N. Wittgren 2-1, A. Conley 1-1, B. Ziegler 3-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 24, N. Wittgren 3, A. Conley 4, B. Ziegler 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Familia
  • HBP - J. deGrom 2 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 109-70, S. Lugo 13-9, J. Familia 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 4-10, J. Familia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 30, S. Lugo 4, J. Familia 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Realmuto C51210013.316.375.538.9133.5
J. Bour 1B40100124.243.398.458.8561.0
S. Castro 2B50110012.293.332.388.7201.5
B. Anderson 3B-RF50200012.276.358.381.7391.5
M. Rojas SS-3B20000203.262.328.419.7472.0
J. Shuck RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF40000005.203.247.232.4780.0
L. Brinson CF40100013.162.205.281.4860.5
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Y. Rivera PR-SS01000000.171.275.200.4751.0
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HITTERSAB
D. Dietrich LF-RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF3
B. Ziegler P0
J. Realmuto C5
J. Bour 1B4
S. Castro 2B5
B. Anderson 3B-RF5
M. Rojas SS-3B2
J. Shuck RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF4
L. Brinson CF4
D. Straily P2
a- C. Maybin PH1
N. Wittgren P0
A. Conley P0
b- M. Prado PH1
Y. Rivera PR-SS0
Total36
  • a-flied out for Straily in the 7th
  • b-singled for Conley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo LF31211100.259.423.469.8928.0
A. Cabrera 2B40000012.310.355.526.881-0.5
M. Conforto CF30000102.221.338.352.6901.0
J. Bruce RF40100012.233.304.363.6670.5
D. Mesoraco C40000001.197.288.408.6960.0
A. Gonzalez 1B30200110.265.341.425.7662.5
J. Reyes PR00000000.145.203.200.4030.0
L. Guillorme 3B40000024.222.222.278.500-1.0
J. deGrom P20000013.105.150.105.255-0.5
a- J. Bautista PH10000000.154.250.359.6090.0
S. Lugo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- W. Flores PH10000001.235.315.408.7230.0
A. Rosario SS30100000.246.270.359.6290.0
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  • a-grounded out for deGrom in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Familia in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich (9)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (16), S. Castro (21)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (3)
BATTING
  • HR - B. Nimmo (3)
  • RBI - B. Nimmo (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Rosario (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Conforto
  • E - A. Cabrera (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily6.04113513.121.3815.5
N. Wittgren1.00000000.571.023.0
A. Conley (W, 1-0)1.01000100.001.009.5
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.01000006.551.419.0
Total9.0611361---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily6.0
N. Wittgren1.0
A. Conley (W, 1-0)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom7.04002801.540.9922.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.01000101.840.992.5
J. Familia (L, 2-2) (BS, 4)1.04221102.351.13-8.5
Total9.09223100---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom7.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.0
J. Familia (L, 2-2) (BS, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 100-67, N. Wittgren 15-9, A. Conley 14-9, B. Ziegler 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 5-7, N. Wittgren 2-1, A. Conley 1-1, B. Ziegler 3-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 24, N. Wittgren 3, A. Conley 4, B. Ziegler 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Familia
  • HBP - J. deGrom 2 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 109-70, S. Lugo 13-9, J. Familia 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 4-10, J. Familia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 30, S. Lugo 4, J. Familia 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Castro singled to shallow left, Realmuto scored, Bour to second21
    Realmuto singled to shallow center, Rivera scored, Dietrich out at home, Realmuto to second11
  • 5TH INNING
    Nimmo homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia relieved Seth Lugo
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Brinson grounded out to first
    • Martin Prado hit for Adam Conley
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Prado singled to left
    • Yadiel Rivera ran for Martin Prado
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dietrich doubled to right, Rivera to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Realmuto singled to shallow center, Rivera scored, Dietrich out at home, Realmuto to second
    • J. Bour: Bour intentionally walked
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castro singled to shallow left, Realmuto scored, Bour to second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Ziegler pitching
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Strike looking, Mesoraco grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to shallow center
    • Jose Reyes ran for Adrian Gonzalez
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Guillorme grounded out to shortstop, Reyes to second
  • 8TH INNING
    • Seth Lugo pitching
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson singled to right center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Rojas flied out to shallow right
    • J. Shuck: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Shuck flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Conley relieved Nick Wittgren
    • B. Nimmo: Foul, Nimmo singled to shallow left
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto grounded out to pitcher, Nimmo to second
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Dan Straily
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Maybin flied out to center
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Realmuto singled to shallow left
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bour flied out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Wittgren pitching
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Guillorme grounded out to shortstop
    • Jose Bautista hit for Jacob deGrom
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bautista grounded out to third
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rosario lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castro lined out to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson lined out to left
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Shuck safe at first on 2nd baseman Cabrera fielding error, Rojas to second
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to second, Brinson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Shuck out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bruce popped out to second
    • D. Mesoraco: Foul, Foul, Mesoraco lined out to center
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Derek Dietrich in left
    • J.B. Shuck in right
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson singled to shallow left
    • D. Straily: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Straily struck out bunting foul
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch, Brinson to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Rosario reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Rosario caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nimmo homered to right
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Derek Dietrich in right
    • J.B. Shuck in left
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour reached on bunt single to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Castro lined out to left
    • B. Anderson: Anderson reached on an infield single to third, Bour to second
    • M. Rojas: Rojas reached on fielder's choice to second, Bour to third, Anderson out at second
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Foul, Ball, Shuck lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce singled to shallow left
    • D. Mesoraco: Foul, Strike swinging, Mesoraco reached on fielder's choice to second, Bruce out at second
    • A. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez walked, Mesoraco to second
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul tip, Guillorme struck out on foul tip
    • J. deGrom: Strike swinging, deGrom grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • D. Straily: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Straily struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Derek Dietrich in left
    • J.B. Shuck in right
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to first, Nimmo to second
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Conforto fouled out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson lined out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • J. Shuck: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Shuck flied out to left
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mesoraco fouled out to first
    • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to shallow right center
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guillorme struck out swinging
    • J. deGrom: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, deGrom struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto lined out to right
    • J. Bour: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Nimmo popped out to first
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto walked
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bruce lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)