Jacob deGrom just wasn't himself in Miami on Friday night, as he was smacked around in an 8-6 loss to the Marlins. >> Box score
Five things to know about Friday's game...
1) Coming into the game, the Mets couldn't have had a better pitcher on the mound in Jacob deGrom. He had owned the Marlins in the first two outings of the season, but this outing was a major outlier. DeGrom imploded, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits while striking out three and walking none over five innings. It was deGrom's worst outing of the season, and it couldn't have come at a worse time.
2) The Mets were down 7-1 when they entered the seventh inning, but they began to cut the deficit. J.D. Davis homered to put two more runs on the board. Then, in the top of the eighth, Pete Alonso hit his second solo homer of the game. Two more runs would come across in the inning thanks to a Juan Lagares single and a Brandon Nimmo sac fly.
3) Alonso continues to have success against the Marlins, hitting his second and third homers against the Fish this season. And his first almost looked like a flick of his wrists, but it went 417 feet anyway.
4) Lagares, who will be taking over the duties of Michael Conforto after being placed on the IL, went 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI. It was also good to see Todd Frazier producing in his start at third base. He went 2-for-3 with a triple in this one.
5) The Mets have now lost three straight games, and fall three games under .500.
The Mets look for some redemption in Miami on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. It will be Steven Matz and Pablo Lopez will duel on the mound.