Things you should know about today's game...
1) Rafael Montero allowed five runs in four innings to suffer his second straight loss after winning three straight. The right-hander surrendered seven hits, two walks and struck out two.
2) Erik Goeddel retired one batter in the eighth and allowed three home runs, including Giancarlo Stanton's Major League-leading 56th. Justin Bour went deep for the second straight night off Montero in the third.
3) Brandon Nimmo homered and Travis d'Arnaud had a pinch-hit RBI single to account for the Mets' runs. Kevin Plawecki singled twice, walked and scored a run while Phillip Evans went 2-for-4.
News and notes...
The Mets were swept for the 12th time this year and finished 2-7 on their nine-game road trip. They are 22 games below .500 for the first time since the last day of 2009 (70-92).
New York had not been swept in Miami since 2014. The Mets went 7-12 against the Marlins this season, their first losing record against the Fish since 2013 (8-11). Miami had lost 17 of 20 prior to sweeping New York.
Since tossing 8 1/3 scoreless innings against the Reds on Aug. 30, Montero (5-11) has a 6.16 ERA in four starts. He's surrendered 23 hits and 14 walks in 19 innings during that stretch.
Plawecki is hitting .304 (17-for-56) with four doubles, two homers and five RBIs in 18 games since he was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 19.
Nori Aoki finished 0-for-4 and failed to reach base for the first time in 17 games as a Met.
Amed Rosario missed his third straight game with gastroenteritis.
Highlights from the game...
The Mets (65-87) return to New York following a day off to begin their final homestand against the Nationals (91-59) at Citi Field on Friday at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Jacob deGrom (15-9, 3.55 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) tries for consecutive victories for the first time since July 19 and 24. The right-hander earned his career-high 15th win after allowing one run over seven innings against the Braves last Saturday. DeGrom is 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in four starts against Washington this season.
The Nationals have not yet named a starter for Friday's game.