Good Thursday morning, Miami. Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.
Marlins swept by Mets: The Fish were in Miami, hosting the Mets in the final game of a three game series. Miami sent Trevor Richards to the mound. Both teams were scoreless after one, but New York started putting up offense in the second. New York’s Ahmed Rosario tripled in the second to the Mets up 1-0. In third, Jacob deGrom hit a solo shot to the opposite way to right and Pete Alonso’s RBI double made it a 3-0 lead. Things were scoreless for three innings, however in the seventh, Robinson Cano put the Mets up 4-0. Two RBI singles in the eighth from New York made it a 6-0 lead. Miami’s scoring did not happen until the ninth.
Martin Prado’s RBI single made it 6-1. Then, an RBI ground-out from Lewis Brinson made it 6-2. Rosell Herrera cut the lead in half with an RBI double. Miguel Rojas got the Marlins a fourth run, however that would be it.
Miami loses 6-4. Trevor Richards takes the loss. He falls to 0-1 this season. deGrom picks up the win, and is now 2-0. Also, deGrom tied Bob Gibson’s record of 26 straight quality starts.
Richards: 6IP 5H 3R 3ER 3BB 7K
deGrom: 7IP 3H 0R 0ER 1BB 14K
Heat fall to Celtics: The Heat were in town against the Boston Celtics last night. Miami was looking to not fall in the playoff race. After the first, things were close at 31-29, in favor of the Heat. However, Boston had a stronger second quarter than Miami outscoring them 24-18. Halftime score was 53-49 Boston. Both teams played close in the third quarter, but again Boston did not let up. The Heat go on to lose 112-102. Miami out-rebounded Boston, however the Celtics’ shooting was just too strong. Gordon Hayward put up 25 points off the bench, and Kyrie Irving put up another 23 as a starter. Miami was lead in scoring by Dion Waiters with 22 points, however he was just a dismal 8-22 shooting.
With the loss, Miami now sits a half game behind Orlando for the final playoff spot. The Heat’s last four games are now more crucial than ever. Unfortunately, for Miami three of their last four games are on the road. The Heat are back in action tomorrow night.
Panthers look to stay hot: The Panthers are in town hosting the New York Islanders. Florida is not in the playoffs, however they look to keep riding their wave of momentum. The Panthers have won three straight games. Meanwhile, the Islanders are playoff bound and looking for some fine tuning before the playoffs start. The Panthers have taken the season series and look for the 3-0 sweep tonight. Puck drops at 7:00P.M.