Noah Syndergaard pitched seven innings and Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer as the Mets won the rubber game against the Marlins, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park.
Things you should know about today's game...
1) Syndergaard allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven. It was the 13th time in 14 starts the right-hander surrendered three runs or fewer. Syndergaard (8-2) won for the sixth time in his last seven decisions and improved to 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA in seven career starts against the Marlins.
2) Reyes hit a two-run homer and singled for two of New York's five hits. Michael Conforto also went deep, slugging his 15th long ball to extend the Mets' lead to 4-2. Wilmer Flores plated Amed Rosario in the first with a sacrifice fly.
3) Robert Gsellman turned in a scoreless effort for the eighth time in nine appearances and Seth Lugo worked around two singles in the ninth to record his first career save. The Mets' bullpen has a 1.56 ERA in 11 games this month.
News and notes...
The Mets won a consecutive series for the first time since winning the final two of five straight series to open the season. New York has won five of eight overall and improved to 7-5 against Miami, including 6-3 at Marlins Park.
Reyes' homer was the Mets' first in four games. It was their longest drought since going four straight without a home run from July 19-24, 2015.
Conforto is batting .307 (23-for-75) with five doubles, four homers and 11 RBIs in 21 games since the All-Star break. He reached safely in 26 consecutive road games and 51 of 53 this season. His streak is the longest by a Met since Curtis Granderson had an on-base stretch of 37 straight from 2015-2016.
Austin Jackson went 0-for-4 after collecting three hits in each of his last three starts. He was the first Met to do so since David Wright from in 2013. Jackson is hitting .417 (.17-for-41) with five extra-base hits and nine RBIs in 14 games since joining the Mets.
Syndergaard improved to 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts at Marlins Park.
The Mets (49-66) make a one-day trip back to New York for a makeup game with the Yankees (74-43) on Monday night at Yankee Stadium at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA/2.20 FIP, 183 K, 0.965 WHIP) toes the rubber looking to win consecutive starts for the first time since his first two outings of the year. The right-hander struck out eight Reds over six scoreless innings Wednesday to snap a seven-start winless streak that dated back to June 18. He went 0-5 in that span despite a 2.47 ERA. DeGrom allowed three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in eight innings of a 4-1 loss to the Yankees on June 8 at Citi Field. He is 1-4 with a 3.67 ERA in five career starts against the Yanks and 0-2 with an 8.03 ERA in two outings at Yankee Stadium.
Luis Severino (15-5, 3.11 ERA/3.02 FIP, 167 Ks, 1.104 WHIP) gets the call on the heels of his first win in four starts. The 24-year-old surrendered three runs over seven innings Wednesday to defeat the White Sox. Severino is 2-3 with a 7.31 ERA in his last six starts and has surrendered four runs or more four times in that span. The right-hander allowed two runs in five innings of 2-0 loss to the Mets on June 10 and is 2-1 with a 1.15 ERA in three career outings -- two starts -- against the Amazins.