In just his second game back from a stint on the disabled list, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had a terrific game against the New York Mets. Stanton was 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and four RBI in the game. The Marlins would clobber the Mets 13-0.
Stanton’s performance is just what the Marlins needed to try to keep some sense of high morale alive in the clubhouse after a season that is slowly sinking in infamy as one of the most disappointing seasons the franchise ever had. Jose Reyes and Greg Dobbs also contributed to the home run fest with shots of their own.
Reyes extended his hitting streak to 26 games which is the longest in the majors this season.
Luckily for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, 13 runs was more than enough support to get his third win of the season. Eovaldi lasted only five innings giving way to Ryan Webb and Chris Hatcher to hold down the fort. Eovaldi struck out two batters and walked six on four hits. The Mets only garnered five hits in the game.
For the Mets, Chris Young was tagged with the loss after lasting four and one-third innings allowing seven earned runs. Garrett Olson allowed four earned runs while Frank Francisco allowed the final two.
The Marlins victory puts them at 51-60 for the season and still out of any hope of winning the division title or a wild card spot. The Fish can keep on fighting though so they can salvage an already lost season.
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