Rapid Reaction: Marlins 8, Mets 1

June, 1, 2013
6/01/13
6:52
PM ET
MIAMI -- Get well soon, Jonathon Niese.

Fill-in Collin McHugh surrendered four runs in four-plus innings and the Mets again lost to the Miami Marlins, this time 8-1 on Saturday afternoon.


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Rick Ankiel is caught stealing after a second-inning walk.


The Mets (22-31) have lost two straight to the lowly Marlins, negating good feelings from a five-game winning streak that included their first-ever season sweep of the Yankees.

The Marlins (15-41) have now won two straight series against the Mets -- the only two series Miami has won against anybody all season.

Rookie Jose Fernandez limited the Mets to three hits in seven scoreless innings as the not-so-Amazin’s again failed to produce at the plate.

Trailing 8-0, the Mets finally got on the scoreboard in the eighth, when Justin Turner delivered a pinch-hit RBI double.

Toss aside the game in which the Mets scored five first-inning runs against the Yankees on Wednesday and the run production this past week or so has been paltry: 0, 4, 2, 2, 3, 1 and 1 runs.

What’s next: Matt Harvey Day. Harvey (5-0, 1.85 ERA) opposes right-hander Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.59) at 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Harvey has not been tagged with a loss in any of his 11 starts, matching Armando Reynoso (1997) for the most starts to begin a season without a personal loss in franchise history.
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
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187