Rapid Reaction: Marlins 5, Mets 1

May, 31, 2013
5/31/13
9:47
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MIAMI -- A four-game sweep of the Yankees and then this?

Shaun Marcum took a scoreless effort into the seventh inning, but the Mets nonetheless watched their five-game winning streak end with a 5-1 loss to the lowly Miami Marlins on Friday night at Marlins Park.

Ed Lucas, a 31-year-old rookie who made his major league debut Thursday, delivered a tiebreaking RBI single with one out in what became a four-run seventh. Jeff Mathis contributed a sacrifice fly and Jordan Brown had a two-run double to chase Marcum.

The Marlins snapped a nine-game losing streak and avoided matching their franchise record for most losses in a calendar month in franchise history (23 in June 2011). Miami leads the season series, 4-3.

The Mets? They watched the good feelings from their first-ever season sweep of the Yankees dissipate in the humid Miami air.

Marcum dropped to 0-6 in eight appearances (seven starts) as a Met. He had retired the first nine batters he faced and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth after an intentional walk by coaxing a 4-6-3 double play from Mathis.

Marcum’s final line: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB (1 IBB), 4 K. He threw 97 pitches (66 strikes).

Daniel Murphy got the Mets on the scoreboard with an eighth-inning RBI double.

I charting: Ike Davis produced his first extra-base hit since May 9 on a fifth-inning double against Jacob Turner, who was making his season debut.

But Davis’ hit did not drive in a run because Marlon Byrd had been caught stealing, 1-6, when he broke with Turner still holding the ball.

Turner, obtained last year by Miami in the Anibal Sanchez trade, tossed seven scoreless innings after being promoted from Triple-A New Orleans.

Q E-2: Omar Quintanilla had his second error in two games, leading to an unearned run in the eighth.

What’s next: Collin McHugh makes his first major league start this season, subbing for Jonathon Niese (shoulder tendinitis). McHugh starts opposite Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez (2-3, 3.78 ERA) at 4:10 p.m.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
12 4.01 132 172
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .834
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155