The Mets fell to a season-worst four games under .500 after failing to muster any offense or fight on Saturday in Miami. >> Box score
Five things to know about Saturday's game...
1) With manager Mickey Callaway's job status potentially in a precarious spot, the Mets gave an absolutely listless performance as they managed just one hit while losing their second-straight game to the MLB-worst Marlins. It was their fourth-straight loss overall. After Jeff McNeil led the game off by doubling off Marlins starter Pablo Lopez, 14 consecutive Mets were set down as he settled into a groove. This was the same Pablo Lopez the Mets scored 10 runs against last week.
2) Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Brandon Nimmo drew a leadoff walk to give the Mets a chance to rally. Instead, Todd Frazier struck out looking. Then, on the first pitch he saw, Juan Lagares grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.
3) Steven Matz, whose pitch count was limited in his first game back from the IL, allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out six in 3.2 innings. He threw 81 pitches (54 for strikes).
4) Tyler Bashlor continued to impress, firing 1.1 hitless innings as he lowered his ERA to 1.17. After Bashlor, Robert Gsellman tossed two scoreless innings while striking out one.
5) After not pitching since last Saturday, Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out one.
The Mets look to avoid what would be an embarrassing sweep when they wrap up their three-game series with the Marlins on Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
Noah Syndergaard gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Sandy Alcantara for Miami.