The Mets were overmatched for an entire series against a bad team. Now they know how the Yankees felt last week. Any lingering momentum from the Mets' four-game Subway Series rampage officially went kaput Sunday with an 11-6 loss to the Marlins that completed Miami's three-game sweep. Matt Harvey wasn't sharp, but was still in line for only his second victory in six weeks until Scott Rice blew it with three runs allowed in the sixth. LaTroy Hawkins iced it by surrendering a three-run homer to Greg Dobbs in the eighth as the Mets (22-32) lost for the fifth time in six games to the Marlins (16-41). In his shakiest start of the season, Harvey lasted only five innings and surrendered four earned runs on 10 hits and two walks with five strikeouts. It was the second time in his last three starts that Harvey allowed four earned runs and pitched less than seven innings. Rice entered in the sixth and walked the bases loaded before Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run double to tie the game at 6-6. Chris Coghlan's ensuing RBI ground out put the Marlins ahead. Rice walked a fourth batter in the inning before he was yanked. Davis' RBI single in the fifth gave the Mets a 6-4 lead after Marlon Byrd had put the team ahead moments earlier. Byrd's RBI single against Wade LeBlanc gave the Mets their first lead in the series. The Mets had tied the game in the fourth on Davis' two-run homer that cleared the fence in deep right-center. The blast was Davis' first since April 25, spanning 97 at-bats. Byrd walked against Kevin Slowey and scored on the Davis homer.
Harvey, Mets swept by awful Marlins
New York Post | Jun 2