Marlins overtake Mets on scoreboard and in standings, 5-2

MIAMI (AP) The Marlins overtook the Mets on the scoreboard and in the standings Saturday.

And for the second game in a row, Miami beat New York with a rookie pitcher making his first major league start.

Brian Anderson hit a two-run homer off Jacob deGrom and the Marlins climbed out of last place in the NL East by rallying past the reeling Mets, 5-2.

''We're not in last place? Awesome,'' said J.T. Riddle, whose scratch RBI single put Miami ahead to stay.

The Mets (32-48) lost for the 10th time in 11 games and fell into last place for the first time this year. They finished 5-21 this month for the worst June in franchise history, and they've plummeted from 10 games over .500 to 15 under at an earlier date than any team in major league history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

''It was not the goal when we came in,'' deGrom said. ''This is the complete opposite. Nobody's happy with that.''

Meanwhile, the rebuilding Marlins (34-50) went 14-14 in June, their best month this season.

They seem to get better as they get younger. Pablo Lopez (1-0) allowed two runs in six innings in his major league debut less than 24 hours after Sandy Alcantara won his first big league start Friday. Both are 22.

The last time two pitchers on the same National League team earned wins in their first career starts in consecutive days was in 1967 when Gary Nolan and Mel Queen did so for the Reds, according to Stats LLC.

DeGrom took a 2-0 lead into the sixth, but Anderson's fifth homer tied it. Riddle beat out a dribbler to the first baseman for a two-out RBI hit that put Miami ahead.

''I thought that swinging bunt was foul,'' deGrom said. ''I should have gone over there and got it.''

Another fielding lapse cost the Mets in the seventh. J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run double after an error by shortstop Amed Rosario prolonged the inning.

Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect eighth, and Kyle Barraclough earned his eighth save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Steckenrider has thrown 15 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, and Barraclough has thrown 20 2/3 - two more reasons the Marlins are on the rise.

''We're gaining some type of identity as to what kind of games we need to play to win,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''We're not going to outslug anybody. We're going to have to pitch and play defense and scratch for runs.''

The Mets' runs came on solo homers against Lopez. Jose Bautista hit his fifth of the year, his third with the Mets. Todd Frazier added his ninth.

DeGrom (5-4), who departed after six innings trailing 3-2, fell to 1-4 in his past five starts despite allowing only 15 runs. His ERA, lowest in the majors coming into the game, rose to 1.84.

''I am definitely frustrated,'' he said. ''I'm tired of losing.''

ROOKIE PITCHERS

Lopez was the 17th rookie and 12th rookie pitcher used by Marlins, both most in the majors.

''As soon as I stepped out of the dugout, I just kept looking up in the stands, and they were so big, all the way up to the sky,'' the Venezuelan right-hander said. ''This is where I wanted to be. I just needed to calm myself down."

Four pitchers have made their first major league start against New York this year, and they've combined to go 3-0 with an ERA of 1.57. But at the moment, the Mets are having trouble beating anybody.

''It's difficult right now,'' first-year manager Mickey Callaway said. ''I know the players are feeling it. I know the fans are feeling.''

EFFORT ISSUE?

Mets pinch-hitter Jose Reyes appeared not to run out a grounder to short in the seventh.

''It looked like that to us, too,'' Callaway said. ''I went to talk to Rey-Rey, and he said he felt something out of the box and he was scared he was going to pull something. He kind of pulled up halfway. I thought that maybe he was frustrated, but he felt something coming out of the box.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (finger) and LHP Jason Vargas (calf) are expected to start against each other in a simulated game next week at Single-A Port St. Lucie.

UP NEXT

Mets LHP Steven Matz (3-5, 3.69), who has thrown 13 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings at Marlins Park, is scheduled to start the series finale Sunday against RHP Dan Straily (3-3, 4.82).

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  • W: P. Lopez (1-0)L: J. deGrom (5-4)S: K. Barraclough (8)
  • HR: NYM - J. Bautista (5), T. Frazier (9), MIA - B. Anderson (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Nimmo CF40000022.270.389.540.929-1.0
J. Bautista RF41111020.228.386.456.8425.0
A. Cabrera 2B40000010.279.321.471.792-0.5
M. Conforto LF40100020.225.348.385.7330.0
W. Flores 1B40100001.259.322.444.7672.0
T. Frazier 3B41111011.220.304.385.6895.5
D. Mesoraco C40100011.223.311.405.7170.5
A. Rosario SS20100100.246.285.363.6482.0
J. deGrom P10000002.088.139.088.2270.0
a- J. Reyes PH10000000.183.261.250.5110.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
A. Swarzak P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for deGrom in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF32100011.292.350.472.8223.5
M. Rojas 1B00000000.245.303.348.6510.0
B. Anderson RF42121003.292.367.416.7848.0
J. Realmuto C40120010.306.364.543.9073.5
J. Bour 1B31000111.237.365.422.7871.5
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Castro 2B40300000.282.329.393.7212.0
J. Riddle SS40110021.260.287.433.7200.0
L. Brinson CF40100023.188.231.347.5770.0
Y. Rivera 3B30000011.193.327.217.544-0.5
P. Lopez P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- J. Shuck PH10000010.195.256.236.491-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Maybin PH-LF10100000.230.302.301.6031.0
  • a-struck out for Lopez in the 6th
  • b-singled for Conley in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (12)
  • HR - J. Bautista (5), T. Frazier (9)
  • SH - J. deGrom (3)
  • RBI - J. Bautista (18), T. Frazier (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Frazier (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (19)
  • HR - B. Anderson (5)
  • RBI - B. Anderson 2 (40), J. Realmuto 2 (35), J. Riddle (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (15), J. Riddle (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Castro, J. Riddle
FIELDING
  • E - A. Rosario (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 5-4)6.06331811.841.0210.0
R. Gsellman1.02200104.281.321.5
A. Swarzak1.01000104.501.642.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 5-4)6.0
R. Gsellman1.0
A. Swarzak1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)6.06221523.001.1721.5
A. Conley (H, 5)1.00000001.560.813.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 11)1.00000203.281.154.0
K. Barraclough (S, 8)1.00000200.990.7411.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)6.0
A. Conley (H, 5)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 11)1.0
K. Barraclough (S, 8)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. deGrom (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 84-57, R. Gsellman 27-18, A. Swarzak 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-3, R. Gsellman 3-0, A. Swarzak 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 25, R. Gsellman 6, A. Swarzak 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - P. Lopez
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 97-71, A. Conley 12-7, D. Steckenrider 14-9, K. Barraclough 10-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 9-4, A. Conley 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 25, A. Conley 3, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Nimmo CF40000022.270.389.540.929-1.0
J. Bautista RF41111020.228.386.456.8425.0
A. Cabrera 2B40000010.279.321.471.792-0.5
M. Conforto LF40100020.225.348.385.7330.0
W. Flores 1B40100001.259.322.444.7672.0
T. Frazier 3B41111011.220.304.385.6895.5
D. Mesoraco C40100011.223.311.405.7170.5
A. Rosario SS20100100.246.285.363.6482.0
J. deGrom P10000002.088.139.088.2270.0
a- J. Reyes PH10000000.183.261.250.5110.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
A. Swarzak P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for deGrom in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF32100011.292.350.472.8223.5
M. Rojas 1B00000000.245.303.348.6510.0
B. Anderson RF42121003.292.367.416.7848.0
J. Realmuto C40120010.306.364.543.9073.5
J. Bour 1B31000111.237.365.422.7871.5
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Castro 2B40300000.282.329.393.7212.0
J. Riddle SS40110021.260.287.433.7200.0
L. Brinson CF40100023.188.231.347.5770.0
Y. Rivera 3B30000011.193.327.217.544-0.5
P. Lopez P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- J. Shuck PH10000010.195.256.236.491-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Maybin PH-LF10100000.230.302.301.6031.0
Total32595111011-----
  • a-struck out for Lopez in the 6th
  • b-singled for Conley in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (12)
  • HR - J. Bautista (5), T. Frazier (9)
  • SH - J. deGrom (3)
  • RBI - J. Bautista (18), T. Frazier (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Frazier (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (19)
  • HR - B. Anderson (5)
  • RBI - B. Anderson 2 (40), J. Realmuto 2 (35), J. Riddle (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (15), J. Riddle (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Castro, J. Riddle
FIELDING
  • E - A. Rosario (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 5-4)6.06331811.841.0210.0
R. Gsellman1.02200104.281.321.5
A. Swarzak1.01000104.501.642.5
Total8.09531101---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 5-4)6.0
R. Gsellman1.0
A. Swarzak1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)6.06221523.001.1721.5
A. Conley (H, 5)1.00000001.560.813.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 11)1.00000203.281.154.0
K. Barraclough (S, 8)1.00000200.990.7411.0
Total9.0622192---
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 1-0)6.0
A. Conley (H, 5)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 11)1.0
K. Barraclough (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. deGrom (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 84-57, R. Gsellman 27-18, A. Swarzak 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-3, R. Gsellman 3-0, A. Swarzak 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 25, R. Gsellman 6, A. Swarzak 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - P. Lopez
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 97-71, A. Conley 12-7, D. Steckenrider 14-9, K. Barraclough 10-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 9-4, A. Conley 2-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 25, A. Conley 3, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Realmuto doubled to deep left, Dietrich and Anderson scored25
  • 6TH INNING
    Riddle reached on an infield single to pitcher, Bour scored, Castro to second23
    Anderson homered to left, Dietrich scored22
    Frazier homered to left center20
  • 1ST INNING
    Bautista homered to left10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Drew Steckenrider
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Flores popped out to second
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Miguel Rojas at first base
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera popped out to second
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Anthony Swarzak relieved Robert Gsellman
    • S. Castro: Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro singled to left
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Riddle reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro out at second
    • L. Brinson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Riddle caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
    • Jose Reyes hit for Jacob deGrom
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Nimmo flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Gsellman pitching
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rivera grounded out to third
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Adam Conley
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maybin singled to left
    • D. Dietrich: Pickoff attempt, Dietrich reached on fielder's choice to second, Maybin out at second
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error, Dietrich to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Realmuto doubled to deep left, Dietrich and Anderson scored
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Flores flied out to left
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier homered to left center
    • D. Mesoraco: Mesoraco flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Pablo Lopez
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shuck struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich singled to shallow center
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson homered to left, Dietrich scored
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro singled to center, Bour to third
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle reached on an infield single to pitcher, Bour scored, Castro to second
    • L. Brinson: Brinson lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Nimmo grounded out to second
    • J. Bautista: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Cabrera grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Y. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Rivera struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Flores doubled to deep left
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to third
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mesoraco grounded out to third
    • A. Rosario: Rosario intentionally walked
    • J. deGrom: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, deGrom flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour grounded out to second
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bautista grounded out to third
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Conforto grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Brinson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Rivera flied out to deep right
    • P. Lopez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lopez struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch, Brinson to second
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Anderson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Dietrich out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
    • D. Mesoraco: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mesoraco reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rosario singled to left, Mesoraco to second
    • J. deGrom: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, deGrom hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Mesoraco to third, Rosario to second
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Ball, Foul, Bour grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro singled to right
    • J. Riddle: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Castro caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • J. Bautista: Bautista homered to left
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to second
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Conforto singled to center
    • W. Flores: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Flores lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson flied out to center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)