The Mets dropped their second straight game to the Marlins Tuesday night, barely putting up a fight against Henderson Alvarez who tossed a shutout.
Unfortunately Bartolo Colon picked up in the first inning where he left off last week in Colorado. After hitting a batter, Giancarlo Stanton launched a rocket to dead center that hit off the outfield wall. The double made it 1-0. Stanton came around to score on a single to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
Juan Lagares led off the fourth with a double and moved to third on a ground out. But he was stranded there when hard liners by both David Wright and Curtis Granderson found the gloves of outfielders rather than the outfield grass.
Colon gave up another run in the bottom of the fifth on three straight two-out singles to make it 3-0.
The Mets tried to mount a two-out rally of their own in the top of the sixth. Lagares was hit by a pitch and Daniel Murphy doubled to put runners on second and third. But Wright grounded out to end the inning.
Colon settled down and ended up going seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. But those early runs dug a hole the Mets weak offense just could not dig itself out of. His record drops to 2-5 with a 5.36 ERA.
Alvarez had his way with the Mets, throwing a complete game shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks. The Mets managed just six hits as they went down 3-0.