Lopez, Marlins team on 1-hitter, hand Mets 4th loss in row

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez followed his worst outing as a big leaguer with his best - both against the New York Mets.

The result was the Marlins' first winning streak in nearly a month, and ramped-up speculation that Mets manager Mickey Callaway's job was in jeopardy.

''I'm coming in tomorrow to manage the New York Mets and I'm going to be enthusiastic about it and I'm going to continue to lead this team to something special,'' Callaway said after his team was held to one hit Saturday in a 2-0 loss.

Lopez gave up a double on his first pitch, then combined with the Marlins' bullpen to hold the Mets hitless the rest of the way in sending New York to its fourth straight loss.

''I didn't even have to talk,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He was really good.''

Lopez (3-5) pitched seven innings and tied a career high with seven strikeouts. It was bounce-back performance for the 23-year-old righty after allowing a career-high 10 runs in three innings in his last start on May 10 in New York.

''You find out what a guy is made of,'' Mattingly said. ''He took a beating in New York. Nothing went right. There were two ways to go - either he was going to come out and pitch as if he were afraid of those guys or he was going to be aggressive.''

Lopez patiently awaited his next opportunity.

''Last outing was rough and I had to wait eight days for today,'' he said. ''So I was a little anxious to go out there and leave everything on the field.''

The Marlins, with the worst record in the majors, beat the Mets for the second straight day after entering the series with a seven-game losing streak.

The Mets fell a season-worst four games under .500.

''I do believe we have talent in there,'' Callaway said. ''We haven't played like that. There's no doubt that hasn't been the case, but I believe those things for a reason and I believe everyone comes to the park every day for something greater than what's been happening. We have to start making it happen, somehow, some way.''

Callaway is in his second year with the Mets, who made lots of changes in the offseason.

''As a leader you can't ever worry about yourself,'' Callaway said. ''I'm here. One of the things I told them when I got hired was selfless service is very important to me and my goal every day is to improve that room, be consistent, and make sure our players continue to improve.''

Mets veteran third baseman Todd Frazier defended his manager.

''It's not a question for me, I think he's doing a great job,'' Frazier said. ''He can't go up there and hit. He makes the lineup, he puts the guys in at the right time, and we're not producing.''

Jeff McNeil sliced the first pitch of the game just inside the left field line for a double, but that was all the Mets managed against Lopez (3-5) and two relievers.

A crowd of 13,474 saw the Marlins record their first one-hit shutout since four pitchers combined to throw one on May 7, 2017, against the Mets in New York.

''(Lopez) threw mistakes and we missed them,'' Callaway said. ''We didn't the other day. It's not like he made every pitch all night.''

Tayron Guerrero got four outs and Adam Conley finished for his second save.

Jon Berti hit his second home run of the season and Brian Anderson knocked in the other run for the Marlins, who won consecutive games for the first time since back-to-back wins over the Washington Nationals on April 19-20.

''To put another on the board hopefully it gives us momentum,'' Mattingly said.

Steven Matz (3-3) was activated from the 10-day injured list to make his first start since May 3 at Milwaukee. He allowed two runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

''It was OK,'' Matz said. ''A little erratic with the fastball in the zone. I haven't been out there in a while so I was trying to figure out that adrenaline a little bit again. It was a loss, wasn't very efficient, got out of there in the fourth inning so really not that great.''

Berti led off the bottom of the first with a home run to right off Matz, who entered with a 3-0 record and 0.93 ERA in five career starts at Marlins Park.

Anderson's single in the third gave Miami a 2-0 lead.

The Mets bounced into inning-ending double plays in the sixth and eighth.

SEWALD TO MINORS

Right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Matz. Sewald has a 3.86 ERA in four appearances with the Mets.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (hamstring) is scheduled to make a rehab start on Sunday with Double-A Binghamton and then could return to the Mets if all goes well. ''We'll see, but I think he would be an option after one (rehab start),'' Callaway said.

Marlins: C Jorge Alfaro left the game in the fourth inning with a mild left calf strain after sliding into second base for his first stolen base of the season. He is considered day-to-day. ''I'm fine,'' Alfaro said. ''It feels bruised right now, bothering me a bit. I'll be back Tuesday.''

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-3, 4.74 ERA) tossed his second career complete game and first shutout of his career in his last start against the Marlins on Sept. 30, 2018.

Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (1-4, 5.11) is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

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  • W: P. Lopez (3-5)L: S. Matz (3-3)S: A. Conley (2)
  • HR: MIA - J. Berti (2)
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  • b-struck out for Diaz in the 9th
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  • a-grounded out for Lopez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. McNeil (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso, J. Lagares
BATTING
  • HR - J. Berti (2)
  • RBI - J. Berti (4), B. Anderson (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Berti 3 (3), B. Anderson, S. Castro, J. Alfaro, C. Wallach
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Alfaro
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Rojas-Castro-Prado; Rojas-Prado)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (L, 3-3)3.25222613.961.27-2.0
T. Bashlor1.10001201.170.783.0
R. Gsellman2.00001102.631.245.5
E. Diaz1.00000102.161.023.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (L, 3-3)3.2
T. Bashlor1.1
R. Gsellman2.0
E. Diaz1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 3-5)7.01002705.061.1731.5
T. Guerrero (H, 1)1.10001202.891.293.0
A. Conley (S, 2)0.20000006.481.627.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 3-5)7.0
T. Guerrero (H, 1)1.1
A. Conley (S, 2)0.2
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Matz
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 81-54, T. Bashlor 21-13, R. Gsellman 31-18, E. Diaz 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 2-3, R. Gsellman 3-2, E. Diaz 2-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 18, T. Bashlor 5, R. Gsellman 7, E. Diaz 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 92-61, T. Guerrero 15-9, A. Conley 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 9-4, T. Guerrero 1-0, A. Conley 1-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 23, T. Guerrero 4, A. Conley 2
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P. Alonso 1B30000001.261.341.584.9250.0
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  • a-struck out for Bashlor in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Diaz in the 9th
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  • a-grounded out for Lopez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. McNeil (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso, J. Lagares
BATTING
  • HR - J. Berti (2)
  • RBI - J. Berti (4), B. Anderson (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Berti 3 (3), B. Anderson, S. Castro, J. Alfaro, C. Wallach
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Alfaro
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Rojas-Castro-Prado; Rojas-Prado)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (L, 3-3)3.25222613.961.27-2.0
T. Bashlor1.10001201.170.783.0
R. Gsellman2.00001102.631.245.5
E. Diaz1.00000102.161.023.5
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PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (L, 3-3)3.2
T. Bashlor1.1
R. Gsellman2.0
E. Diaz1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 3-5)7.01002705.061.1731.5
T. Guerrero (H, 1)1.10001202.891.293.0
A. Conley (S, 2)0.20000006.481.627.0
Total9.0100390---
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 3-5)7.0
T. Guerrero (H, 1)1.1
A. Conley (S, 2)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Matz
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 81-54, T. Bashlor 21-13, R. Gsellman 31-18, E. Diaz 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 2-3, R. Gsellman 3-2, E. Diaz 2-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 18, T. Bashlor 5, R. Gsellman 7, E. Diaz 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 92-61, T. Guerrero 15-9, A. Conley 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 9-4, T. Guerrero 1-0, A. Conley 1-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 23, T. Guerrero 4, A. Conley 2
  • 3RD INNING
    Anderson singled to right, Berti scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Berti homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Rosell Herrera in right field
    • J.D. Davis hit for Edwin Diaz
    • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • Adam Conley relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McNeil flied out to center
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • J. Lagares: Lagares grounded into double play shortstop to first, Nimmo out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edwin Diaz relieved Robert Gsellman
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • C. Wallach: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Wallach grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Prado grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cano lined out to left
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso lined out to first
    • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Pablo Lopez
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Granderson grounded out to first
    • J. Berti: Foul, Ball, Ball, Berti grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Cooper: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Carlos Gomez hit for Tyler Bashlor
    • C. Gomez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
    • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McNeil walked
    • A. Rosario: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rosario grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, McNeil out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Gsellman pitching
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Prado lined out to right
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rojas struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Ramos struck out on foul tip
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Nimmo flied out to deep left
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Bashlor Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • S. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Castro flied out to left
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Wallach flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rosario grounded out to second
    • R. Cano: Cano grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Alfaro reached on an infield single to third
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alfaro stole second, Rojas intentionally walked
    • P. Lopez: Strike swinging, Lopez singled to shallow left, Alfaro to third, Rojas to second
    • Tyler Bashlor relieved Steven Matz
    • Chad Wallach ran for Jorge Alfaro
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Berti struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Lagares grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Matz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Matz grounded out to third
    • J. McNeil: Strike looking, McNeil flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • P. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • J. Berti: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Berti walked
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper grounded out to pitcher, Berti to second
    • B. Anderson: Anderson singled to right, Berti scored
    • S. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro popped out to second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ramos struck out looking
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Nimmo grounded out to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado lined out to right
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rojas lined out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: McNeil doubled to left
    • A. Rosario: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • R. Cano: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Cano struck out on foul tip
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Berti homered to right
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cooper grounded out to third
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)