The Marlins made a late comeback in the bottom of the ninth, but the Mets finished them off to sweep their first series of 2019 on Wednesday night. >> Box score
Five things to know about Tuesday's game
1) Jacob deGrom asserted his dominance once more, and he has won 14 strikeouts in the process. Everything was working for deGrom in this one, as he mixed things every time he went through the Marlins lineup. He allowed only two hits and walked one batter over his seven-inning, 114-pitch outing. DeGrom also helped out with a solo homer in the top of the third as well.
2) Pete Alonso stayed hot at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a RBI double that was inches away from being his second home run of his career in the top of the third inning. Right now, the rookie first baseman has a .409 average heading to his introduction to Mets fans at Citi Field. Robinson Cano (1
4) After deGrom left, the Mets' bullpen made things interesting. Luis Avilan had an easy eighth inning, but he allowed three runs on two hits and two walks in the ninth. Robert Gsellman could not shut things down in relief of Avilan, either, giving up one run on two hits. Edwin Diaz needed to come out of the pen to shut it down for the final out.
5) It was another rough day for Brandon Nimmo at the plate, finishing the night 0-for-4 with a walk and run scored. He returns to Flushing with a .100 average so far, and he will hope the home field will turn things around
Video: Mets offense starts hot against Marlins in 1st inning
Video : Brandon Nimmo hit by pitch in 7th inning Jacob deGrom (1-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second start of the season when the Mets face Trevor Richards (0-0, 1.50 ERA) and the Marlins on Wednesday at 6:10 pm at Marlins Park