Don Mattingly talks about Marlins' costly 7-0 win over Mets
Adam Wilk is no Matt Harvey.
Just ask Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins, who went to town on Harvey’s replacement in a 7-0 victory over the Mets.
Stanton clubbed two home runs, starter Jose Urena delivered six shutout innings, and the Marlins avoided a series sweep at Citi Field with a one-sided win over their division rival.
The Mets managed only one hit off Urena and three Marlins relievers. It was the second combined 1-hitter this season for Marlins pitchers.
The Marlins were expecting to face Harvey in Sunday’s series finale. But the Mets handed Harvey a three-game suspension for violating team rules and sent Wilk to the mound instead.
Stanton hit a three-run homer off Wilk in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third. Both balls were crushed. Adeiny Hechavarria later homered off Mets reliever Paul Sewald.
Stanton has now hit 20 career home runs at Citi Field.
It was a different story for Urena, who was taking Edinson Volquez’s spot in the rotation. Urena took a no-hitter into the sixth before T.J. Rivera ended the bid with a leadoff single to left.
The win did not come without a price for the Marlins.
They lost not one, but two third baseman to injuries. Miguel Rojas, who started at third base, came out in the third inning with a sore right thumb. Martin Prado, who replaced him, left in the seventh clutching his right hamstring.
Prado started the season on the disabled list with a hamstring injury he sustained in the World Baseball Classic.