Wheeler wins 5th straight start, Mets beat Marlins 6-2

MIAMI (AP) Once again, Zack Wheeler looked right at home at Marlins Park.

Wheeler won his fifth straight start overall, pitching seven solid innings and sending the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night.

He is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA in six career starts in Miami.

''I don't think it's anything in particular, maybe just pitching inside,'' Wheeler said. ''I don't know. It's nothing in particular, but I have good numbers here and hopefully can keep it rolling.''

Wheeler (7-6) allowed four hits and two runs. He struck out eight and walked just one for the fourth consecutive outing.

''He kind of goes after them like he knows his stuff is better than them and he's going to make them beat him,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.

Wheeler's scoreless-inning streak ended at 23 when he gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Rojas with two outs in the seventh, making it 4-2.

''I don't think that was my best, but the results were there,'' Wheeler said. ''I just made that mistake to Rojas. I'm pretty sure he was sitting on it so I'll take that and put it in the memory bank and just go from there.''

Marlins manager Don Mattingly had a different perspective.

''He looked pretty good,'' Mattingly said. ''His stuff was really good. I haven't seen him pitch that much. This is the best I've ever seen him. He was on the attack tonight.''

New York's Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in two runs to set the tone from the leadoff spot.

''He was really good,'' Callaway said. ''I thought he stayed on the ball really well. He kept his hands inside the ball really well and hit the ball up the middle, stayed up on top of it. He was really good. I thought his swing was short and quick, and I like to continue using him in that leadoff spot. I think it's good for him.''

Kevin Plawecki knocked in two and Austin Jackson had three hits for the Mets, who have won three of four.

Jose Urena (3-12) gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Marlins lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

The Marlins have only scored more than three runs once during that span.

''We have to go out and find a way to score some runs,'' Rojas said. ''It's going to be on us to produce runs and try to create opportunities to score runs because we haven't done that in a while.''

Miami's Derek Dietrich played first base and batted cleanup, spots generally reserved for Justin Bour, who was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the game.

Michael Conforto hit an RBI single in the third. The Mets opened up the game with three runs in the sixth, with Rosario having a two-run single.

Plawecki added a two-run single in the eighth.

BOUR EFFECT

Mattingly hopes the trade of Bour, who played five seasons with the Marlins and hit 83 home runs, did not affect the team.

''I don't want to sound badly, but if that's what fuels you, you're not motivated to play as a young player and show what you can do on a daily basis, that takes your mental side away,'' Mattingly said. ''If you're going to let a trade deadline keep you from getting ready, something's wrong.''

THREE MORE HITS

Jackson tied a season-high in hits for the third time over his last four games and has at least one RBI in five straight starts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Kyle Barraclough (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. ... RHP Drew Rucinski (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Corey Oswalt (1-2, 5.13 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the second game of the series on Saturday. Oswalt allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings in his only appearance against the Marlins on June 29.

Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (4-5, 4.35) will make his third start of the season against the Mets. He is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA against the Mets this year.

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  • W: Z. Wheeler (7-6)L: J. Urena (3-12)
  • HR: MIA - M. Rojas (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS50320011.235.278.349.6274.5
J. McNeil 2B51100002.289.396.467.8632.0
W. Flores 1B50200002.273.330.450.7813.0
M. Conforto LF41110112.233.351.393.7443.5
B. Nimmo RF50000024.248.373.469.843-1.0
T. Frazier 3B42200010.216.297.368.6653.5
A. Jackson CF42310010.286.348.378.7266.5
K. Plawecki C30120001.222.333.370.7044.0
Z. Wheeler P30000023.195.190.244.434-1.0
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S. Lugo P0000-000.091.167.091.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Wheeler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Sierra CF40000001.184.184.224.4080.0
B. Anderson RF30000120.283.363.414.7770.0
J. Realmuto C40100011.290.339.501.8401.5
D. Dietrich 1B30000022.279.345.446.7910.0
S. Castro 2B40000012.282.329.398.726-0.5
M. Prado 3B30100110.232.272.292.5641.5
R. Ortega LF41100002.250.250.250.5002.0
M. Rojas SS31121001.257.307.359.6667.0
J. Urena P10000001.059.059.088.1470.0
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a- J. Riddle PH10000010.221.248.364.612-0.5
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A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (20), A. Jackson (11)
  • RBI - A. Rosario 2 (31), M. Conforto (40), A. Jackson (22), K. Plawecki 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rosario 2 (15), M. Conforto (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario, W. Flores, M. Conforto, B. Nimmo 3 (3), K. Plawecki
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (25)
  • HR - M. Rojas (9)
  • SH - J. Urena (2)
  • RBI - M. Rojas 2 (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Rojas 2 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Sierra, D. Dietrich, S. Castro, R. Ortega, J. Urena
FIELDING
  • DP - (Smith-McNeil-Flores)
  • E - A. Rosario (10)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Sierra (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (W, 7-6)7.04221813.821.2228.0
S. Lugo1.00000002.801.163.0
J. Blevins0.00000003.941.350.0
D. Smith1.00001002.251.382.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (W, 7-6)7.0
S. Lugo1.0
J. Blevins0.0
D. Smith1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 3-12)5.18441304.741.28-1.5
D. Rucinski0.21000103.000.89-0.5
J. Garcia1.00000004.391.193.0
J. Guerra1.03220306.321.72-0.5
A. Conley1.01000203.341.083.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 3-12)5.1
D. Rucinski0.2
J. Garcia1.0
J. Guerra1.0
A. Conley1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - Z. Wheeler
  • HBP - J. Blevins (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 108-72, S. Lugo 13-9, J. Blevins 1-0, D. Smith 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 7-7, S. Lugo 2-1, D. Smith 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 27, S. Lugo 3, J. Blevins, D. Smith 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Rucinski (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 90-55, D. Rucinski 9-6, J. Garcia 10-5, J. Guerra 21-17, A. Conley 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 5-8, J. Garcia 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, D. Rucinski 3, J. Garcia 3, J. Guerra 6, A. Conley 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Rosario SS50320011.235.278.349.6274.5
J. McNeil 2B51100002.289.396.467.8632.0
W. Flores 1B50200002.273.330.450.7813.0
M. Conforto LF41110112.233.351.393.7443.5
B. Nimmo RF50000024.248.373.469.843-1.0
T. Frazier 3B42200010.216.297.368.6653.5
A. Jackson CF42310010.286.348.378.7266.5
K. Plawecki C30120001.222.333.370.7044.0
Z. Wheeler P30000023.195.190.244.434-1.0
a- J. Reyes PH10000011.185.259.280.539-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Wheeler in the 8th
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M. Sierra CF40000001.184.184.224.4080.0
B. Anderson RF30000120.283.363.414.7770.0
J. Realmuto C40100011.290.339.501.8401.5
D. Dietrich 1B30000022.279.345.446.7910.0
S. Castro 2B40000012.282.329.398.726-0.5
M. Prado 3B30100110.232.272.292.5641.5
R. Ortega LF41100002.250.250.250.5002.0
M. Rojas SS31121001.257.307.359.6667.0
J. Urena P10000001.059.059.088.1470.0
D. Rucinski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.100.000.000-
a- J. Riddle PH10000010.221.248.364.612-0.5
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (20), A. Jackson (11)
  • RBI - A. Rosario 2 (31), M. Conforto (40), A. Jackson (22), K. Plawecki 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rosario 2 (15), M. Conforto (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario, W. Flores, M. Conforto, B. Nimmo 3 (3), K. Plawecki
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (25)
  • HR - M. Rojas (9)
  • SH - J. Urena (2)
  • RBI - M. Rojas 2 (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Rojas 2 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Sierra, D. Dietrich, S. Castro, R. Ortega, J. Urena
FIELDING
  • DP - (Smith-McNeil-Flores)
  • E - A. Rosario (10)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Sierra (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (W, 7-6)7.04221813.821.2228.0
S. Lugo1.00000002.801.163.0
J. Blevins0.00000003.941.350.0
D. Smith1.00001002.251.382.0
Total9.0422281---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (W, 7-6)7.0
S. Lugo1.0
J. Blevins0.0
D. Smith1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 3-12)5.18441304.741.28-1.5
D. Rucinski0.21000103.000.89-0.5
J. Garcia1.00000004.391.193.0
J. Guerra1.03220306.321.72-0.5
A. Conley1.01000203.341.083.0
Total9.01366190---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 3-12)5.1
D. Rucinski0.2
J. Garcia1.0
J. Guerra1.0
A. Conley1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - Z. Wheeler
  • HBP - J. Blevins (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 108-72, S. Lugo 13-9, J. Blevins 1-0, D. Smith 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 7-7, S. Lugo 2-1, D. Smith 2-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 27, S. Lugo 3, J. Blevins, D. Smith 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Rucinski (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 90-55, D. Rucinski 9-6, J. Garcia 10-5, J. Guerra 21-17, A. Conley 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 5-8, J. Garcia 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, D. Rucinski 3, J. Garcia 3, J. Guerra 6, A. Conley 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Plawecki singled to center, Frazier and Jackson scored62
  • 7TH INNING
    Rojas homered to left, Ortega scored42
  • 6TH INNING
    Rosario singled to center, Frazier and Jackson scored, Plawecki out at third40
    Jackson singled to center, Conforto scored, Frazier to third20
  • 3RD INNING
    Conforto singled to right center, McNeil scored, Flores to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Conley relieved Javy Guerra
    • J. McNeil: Foul, McNeil lined out to shortstop
    • W. Flores: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flores doubled to deep left
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Seth Lugo
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • Drew Smith relieved Jerry Blevins
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Dietrich out at second
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Prado to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ortega grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Javy Guerra pitching
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Frazier singled to right
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jackson doubled to deep right center, Frazier to third
    • K. Plawecki: Foul, Plawecki singled to center, Frazier and Jackson scored
    • Jose Reyes hit for Zack Wheeler
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Rosario struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Seth Lugo pitching
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Strike swinging, Sierra grounded out to third
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Realmuto flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Drew Rucinski
    • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, McNeil grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Flores popped out to shortstop
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Conforto grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • M. Prado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ortega singled to center
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas homered to left, Ortega scored
    • JT Riddle hit for Jarlin Garcia
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nimmo grounded out to second, Conforto to second
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier singled to left, Conforto to third
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jackson singled to center, Conforto scored, Frazier to third
    • Drew Rucinski relieved Jose Urena
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki hit by pitch, Jackson to second
    • Z. Wheeler: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wheeler struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rosario singled to center, Frazier and Jackson scored, Plawecki out at third
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Sierra grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto doubled to left
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Foul, Dietrich flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Wheeler grounded out to first
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Rosario singled to left
    • J. McNeil: Pickoff attempt, Ball, McNeil popped out to shortstop
    • W. Flores: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flores lined out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Prado singled to left center
    • R. Ortega: Ortega reached on fielder's choice to second, Prado out at second
    • M. Rojas: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rojas grounded out to second, Ortega to second
    • J. Urena: Strike swinging, Urena popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier grounded out to catcher
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • K. Plawecki: Plawecki fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Realmuto flied out to center
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Castro grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Wheeler struck out on foul tip
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario grounded out to second
    • J. McNeil: McNeil singled to center
    • W. Flores: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Flores singled to right center, McNeil to third
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Conforto singled to right center, McNeil scored, Flores to second
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nimmo flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ortega fouled out to third
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error
    • J. Urena: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Urena hit sacrifice bunt to first, Rojas to second
    • M. Sierra: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sierra lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Nimmo grounded out to second
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • A. Jackson: Jackson reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Foul, Plawecki lined out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro flied out to right
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario singled to center
    • J. McNeil: Pickoff attempt, Foul, McNeil flied out to deep center
    • W. Flores: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Flores popped out to first
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Conforto flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Sierra grounded out to third
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)