Mets fall to Marlins as Stanton, Ichiro bash home runs

By on April 30, 2015

“We’ve got to go home and win as many games as we can,” added Collins, who made this a casual trip and allowed his players to wear Hawaiian shirts instead of their required suits because of their late-night travel Wednesday and last Sunday.

After starting the year with four straight wins, Bartolo Colon (4-1) suffered his first loss, giving up a season-high four runs on a season-high nine hits. He struck out two and did not issue a walk for the fourth straight start.

Michael Cuddyer, who had his sixth multi-hit game of the season, gave Colon an early cushion with a two-run homer to left off Mat Latos in the top of the first, but Giancarlo Stanton tied it in the bottom half with a two-run bomb to left.

The Mets went ahead, 3-2, in the third after Curtis Granderson led off with a double to right and scored on Lucas Duda’s groundout to second.

The Mets’ bats stalled from there with three hits from the fifth inning on and the team went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Latos singled to open the fifth, but left the game after straining his left hamstring coming out of the box.

Bartolo Colon suffers his first loss of the season.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Bartolo Colon suffers his first loss of the season.

Two batters later, pinch-runner Donovan Solano scored on Stanton’s shallow single to center to make it 3-3.

In the seventh, Adeiny Hechavarria led off with a double down the left-field line off Colon. He moved to third on Reid Brignac’s sacrifice and scored the go-ahead run on Dee Gordon’s sacrifice fly to center.

“For me I think I did a pretty good job,” Colon said through an interpreter, “but more than anything, the team responded well. They scored runs for me, it was just too bad I couldn’t pick them up when they needed me to.”

Cuddyer said he felt the Mets swung the bats well Wednesday night and he is not worried about the 2-4 trip.

“There’s no concern,” the outfielder said. “We played well here, we just got beat. When you play 162 games, that’s going to happen.” 

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