Coming off his best start of the season, Chris Young followed with his worst start of the year Wednesday night, and now the Mets home losing streak stands at nine after being blown out by the Marlins.
Jose Reyes got things started with two outs in the first with a solo home run that extended his hitting streak to 26 games. Carlos Lee walked and Giancarlo Stanton homered into the Party City Deck to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead.
Then came the fifth — Ruggiano hit a ground rule double and Reyes walked. A double steal advanced them to second and third. Lee plopped a single into shallow left that scored both of them to make it 5-0. Stanton then hit another homer into the Party Deck, a bullet that didn’t need to get very high in the air. That made it 7-0.
Just like his pitches, Young’s pitching line was not pretty — 4.1 innings, seven runs, seven hits, three walks, three home runs allowed.
Meantime the Mets could not do anything against Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi, who came over from the Dodgers in the Hanley Ramirez trade. Eovaldi certainly wasn’t sharp — he walked six Mets and allowed four hits in five innings, but once again the Mets could not drive any of them in.
Garrett Olson made his debut for the Mets, loading the bases and then allowing a bases-clearing triple to Bryan Peterson to make it 10-0. Peterson scored after Olson left the game to extend the lead to 11-0. Olson managed to get just one out so his ERA stands at an unsightly 108.00. Didn’t I say not to get your hopes up about this guy?
Frank Francisco allowed a two-run homer in the ninth as the Mets lose 13-0. R.A. Dickey will try to salvage the final game of the series Thursday afternoon.