Marlins hand deGrom latest hard-luck loss, beat Mets 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) One of the few teams to have much success against Jacob deGrom all year has been the last-place Miami Marlins.

Go figure.

In his latest hard-luck loss during a record-setting season, deGrom was outpitched by Jose Urena as the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Tuesday night.

''These guys, they want to score for him so bad, you can see it,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''Unfortunately, we just haven't done that very much.''

Locked in a compelling race for the NL Cy Young Award despite his pedestrian record, deGrom (8-9) gave up only Lewis Brinson's two-run double in seven stellar innings. The right-hander allowed three hits and struck out nine , his major league-low ERA climbing just a tick from 1.68 to 1.71.

Even still, he fell to 0-2 in four starts against Miami (57-86), which has won three of those games.

''You just have to scrap for your hits,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''We just hang in there. I think the games we've been able to beat him, I think our starters have been good.''

Urena (6-12) permitted one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Marlins, who were rained out the previous two days. He is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA in his last four starts, and 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA in three career starts at Citi Field.

After his outing was pushed back two days because of rain, deGrom held his opponent under four runs for the 26th straight start - breaking a big league single-season mark set by King Cole in 1910 with the Chicago Cubs.

''I wasn't as comfortable as I normally am. What was I at, eight days or so?'' deGrom said. ''To go that long without being on the mound, I felt a little off. But I was able to kind of correct myself as the game went on.''

In a recurring theme, however, the Mets didn't provide much help. All they could muster at the plate was Michael Conforto's solo homer off Urena and Kevin Plawecki's two-run shot against Drew Steckenrider with two outs in the ninth.

Conforto has homered in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.

JT Riddle came off the bench and homered into the second deck in right field in his first at-bat for Miami since returning from a sore left wrist.

''Those two rainouts really helped. Got me two extra days to rest,'' he said. ''It felt really good, especially being off a week now.''

After missing five games, Riddle connected in the eighth against reliever Anthony Swarzak, who made his first major league appearance since Aug. 3. The right-hander was recently activated from the disabled list after missing time with shoulder inflammation.

Miami got three straight hits off Robert Gsellman to start the ninth, including an RBI triple by Brian Anderson and Derek Dietrich's run-scoring double.

A resurgent Brinson doubled off the center-field fence with two outs in the fourth. After that, deGrom set down his final 10 batters and finished the night with 239 strikeouts, equaling the career high he set last season.

''I think you kind of understand that you're only going to have a couple opportunities off a guy like him,'' Anderson said. ''Usually it's one or two a game. And he's really good at shutting down those opportunities. I think with runners in scoring position, guys are hitting under .100 off of him. Having a guy like Lewis come in there and get that hit against him, and with two strikes, really helped our morale and really got us going there.''

Mets third baseman Todd Frazier was ejected after the sixth by plate umpire Dan Bellino.

MAKING STRIDES

Brinson is batting .400 (12 for 30) with a homer, three doubles and six RBIs since coming off the disabled list Sept. 1. He has upped his season average to .206.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (strained left oblique) felt discomfort while throwing for the first time since leaving his last start. He could miss the rest of the season, Mattingly said.

Mets: 3B David Wright took live batting practice on the field as the Mets' captain tries to complete his comeback from a string of debilitating injuries.

UP NEXT

A single-admission doubleheader Wednesday to make up Monday's rainout. RHP Trevor Richards (3-8, 4.73 ERA) and RHP Jeff Brigham (0-1, 9.00) are the scheduled Miami starters, with RHP Zack Wheeler (10-7, 3.39) and LHP Jason Vargas (5-9, 6.75) set to go for the Mets.

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  • W: J. Urena (6-12)L: J. deGrom (8-9)
  • HR: MIA - J. Riddle (9), NYM - K. Plawecki (6), M. Conforto (24)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Ortega RF30000110.257.310.305.6140.5
M. Sierra RF00000000.160.176.179.3550.0
S. Castro 2B30000121.286.337.410.7470.0
J. Realmuto C41100012.287.349.505.8531.5
B. Anderson 3B42210011.272.357.399.7556.5
D. Dietrich 1B41210010.268.333.430.7644.5
Y. Rivera PR-1B00000000.182.281.227.5080.0
L. Brinson CF40120011.206.247.363.6103.5
M. Rojas SS30000011.252.298.346.643-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. O'Brien PH10000011.100.100.200.300-0.5
D. Steckenrider P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Dean LF30000000.197.240.366.6060.0
I. Galloway LF10000001.233.340.419.7590.0
J. Urena P20000020.047.047.070.116-1.0
J. Riddle SS11111000.231.281.400.6816.0
  • a-struck out for Conley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS50000014.254.295.382.677-0.5
J. McNeil 2B-3B40000001.331.392.477.8680.0
M. Conforto LF41211010.236.341.427.7677.5
T. Frazier 3B30000001.224.301.412.7130.0
W. Flores 2B10000010.270.321.423.744-0.5
B. Nimmo RF30000111.270.394.501.8960.5
D. Smith 1B40100022.211.245.411.6560.0
A. Jackson CF21000211.264.322.341.6632.5
K. Plawecki C31121101.232.338.399.7378.0
J. deGrom P20100011.177.215.194.4090.5
a- J. Bruce PH10000001.223.303.358.6610.0
A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
b- J. Reinheimer PH00000100.211.318.211.5291.0
  • a-lined out for deGrom in the 7th
  • b-walked for Gsellman in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich (24), L. Brinson (9)
  • 3B - B. Anderson (4)
  • HR - J. Riddle (9)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (59), D. Dietrich (45), L. Brinson 2 (36), J. Riddle (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, M. Rojas, I. Galloway
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (18)
  • HR - M. Conforto (24), K. Plawecki (6)
  • RBI - M. Conforto (64), K. Plawecki 2 (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Plawecki 2 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario 3 (3), J. McNeil, D. Smith 2 (2), A. Jackson
FIELDING
  • DP - (Smith-Rosario)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 6-12)6.14113514.291.2022.5
A. Conley (H, 15)1.20000204.501.114.0
D. Steckenrider1.01222114.181.34-1.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 6-12)6.1
A. Conley (H, 15)1.2
D. Steckenrider1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 8-9)7.03222901.710.9516.5
A. Swarzak1.01110116.141.591.5
R. Gsellman1.03220104.081.25-1.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 8-9)7.0
A. Swarzak1.0
R. Gsellman1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-61, A. Conley 20-14, D. Steckenrider 28-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-10, A. Conley 2-1, D. Steckenrider 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, A. Conley 5, D. Steckenrider 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 106-75, A. Swarzak 18-9, R. Gsellman 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 7-4, R. Gsellman 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 25, A. Swarzak 4, R. Gsellman 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Ortega RF30000110.257.310.305.6140.5
M. Sierra RF00000000.160.176.179.3550.0
S. Castro 2B30000121.286.337.410.7470.0
J. Realmuto C41100012.287.349.505.8531.5
B. Anderson 3B42210011.272.357.399.7556.5
D. Dietrich 1B41210010.268.333.430.7644.5
Y. Rivera PR-1B00000000.182.281.227.5080.0
L. Brinson CF40120011.206.247.363.6103.5
M. Rojas SS30000011.252.298.346.643-0.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. O'Brien PH10000011.100.100.200.300-0.5
D. Steckenrider P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Dean LF30000000.197.240.366.6060.0
I. Galloway LF10000001.233.340.419.7590.0
J. Urena P20000020.047.047.070.116-1.0
J. Riddle SS11111000.231.281.400.6816.0
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  • a-struck out for Conley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS50000014.254.295.382.677-0.5
J. McNeil 2B-3B40000001.331.392.477.8680.0
M. Conforto LF41211010.236.341.427.7677.5
T. Frazier 3B30000001.224.301.412.7130.0
W. Flores 2B10000010.270.321.423.744-0.5
B. Nimmo RF30000111.270.394.501.8960.5
D. Smith 1B40100022.211.245.411.6560.0
A. Jackson CF21000211.264.322.341.6632.5
K. Plawecki C31121101.232.338.399.7378.0
J. deGrom P20100011.177.215.194.4090.5
a- J. Bruce PH10000001.223.303.358.6610.0
A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
b- J. Reinheimer PH00000100.211.318.211.5291.0
Total3235325813-----
  • a-lined out for deGrom in the 7th
  • b-walked for Gsellman in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Dietrich (24), L. Brinson (9)
  • 3B - B. Anderson (4)
  • HR - J. Riddle (9)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (59), D. Dietrich (45), L. Brinson 2 (36), J. Riddle (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, M. Rojas, I. Galloway
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (18)
  • HR - M. Conforto (24), K. Plawecki (6)
  • RBI - M. Conforto (64), K. Plawecki 2 (27)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Plawecki 2 (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario 3 (3), J. McNeil, D. Smith 2 (2), A. Jackson
FIELDING
  • DP - (Smith-Rosario)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 6-12)6.14113514.291.2022.5
A. Conley (H, 15)1.20000204.501.114.0
D. Steckenrider1.01222114.181.34-1.5
Total9.0533582---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 6-12)6.1
A. Conley (H, 15)1.2
D. Steckenrider1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 8-9)7.03222901.710.9516.5
A. Swarzak1.01110116.141.591.5
R. Gsellman1.03220104.081.25-1.5
Total9.07552111---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 8-9)7.0
A. Swarzak1.0
R. Gsellman1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-61, A. Conley 20-14, D. Steckenrider 28-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-10, A. Conley 2-1, D. Steckenrider 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, A. Conley 5, D. Steckenrider 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 106-75, A. Swarzak 18-9, R. Gsellman 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 7-4, R. Gsellman 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 25, A. Swarzak 4, R. Gsellman 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Plawecki homered to left center, Jackson scored53
    Dietrich doubled to deep right, Anderson scored51
    Anderson tripled to right, Realmuto scored41
  • 8TH INNING
    Riddle homered to right31
  • 6TH INNING
    Conforto homered to left center21
  • 4TH INNING
    Brinson doubled to deep center, Anderson and Dietrich scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Anthony Swarzak
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto singled to center
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Anderson tripled to right, Realmuto scored
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Dietrich doubled to deep right, Anderson scored
    • Yadiel Rivera ran for Derek Dietrich
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson grounded out to third
    • Peter O'Brien hit for Adam Conley
    • P. O'Brien: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • I. Galloway: Galloway grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • B. Nimmo: Strike swinging, Nimmo flied out to deep left
    • Do. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked
    • K. Plawecki: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jackson to second on fielder's indifference, Plawecki homered to left center, Jackson scored
    • Jack Reinheimer hit for Robert Gsellman
    • J. Reinheimer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reinheimer walked
    • A. Rosario: Rosario grounded into fielder's choice to second, Reinheimer out at second
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Anthony Swarzak pitching
    • A. Dean: Ball, Dean flied out to right
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Riddle homered to right
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ortega popped out to second
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Isaac Galloway in left field
    • Magneuris Sierra in right field
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, McNeil grounded out to first
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • W. Flores: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Flores struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wilmer Flores at second base
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Brinson flied out to deep right
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jackson walked
    • K. Plawecki: Foul, Foul, Plawecki popped out to shortstop
    • Jay Bruce hit for Jacob deGrom
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • JT Riddle at shortstop
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bruce lined out to second
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Foul, Castro grounded out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto fouled out to catcher
    • Br. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: Foul, McNeil flied out to left
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Conforto homered to left center
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier popped out to shortstop
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dean grounded out to first
    • Jo. Urena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ball, Ortega flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Plawecki grounded out to shortstop
    • J. deGrom: deGrom singled to center
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Realmuto grounded out to first, Castro out at second
    • Br. Anderson: Anderson reached on an infield single to second
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dietrich singled to left, Anderson to second
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brinson doubled to deep center, Anderson and Dietrich scored
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Conforto doubled to deep right
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier lined out to shortstop
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nimmo grounded out to first, Conforto to third
    • Do. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Dean grounded out to second
    • Jo. Urena: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Urena struck out bunting foul
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ortega struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Plawecki walked
    • J. deGrom: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, deGrom struck out on foul tip
    • A. Rosario: Rosario reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Plawecki out at second
    • J. McNeil: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, McNeil flied out to deep left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dietrich fouled out to catcher
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier flied out to deep center
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith singled to right
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Jackson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ortega walked
    • St. Castro: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Strike looking, McNeil flied out to deep center
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto flied out to deep left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)