It was an old-fashioned pitchers duel in Miami Sunday — Matt Harvey vs. Jose Fernandez. Harvey turned in his second straight excellent start, but Fernandez was just better as the Mets lost the finale of the series.
They traded zeroes until the fifth, when Miami squeezed out a run with a double and a single.
The Mets could not get anything going against Fernandez until the seventh when with two outs, two singles put runners on first and third. But Fernandez struck out Wilmer Flores to end the threat.
It was his 14th strikeout of the game and his final pitch, as Fernandez was done after seven shutout innings. He allowed just four hits and did not walk a batter.
Harvey also went seven, also allowing four hits and no walks. But he allowed that one run and struck out only three.
Then the game was in the hands of the bullpens. And they were just as good as the starters, keeping both sides off the board, with Neil Walker ending the game with a blast that was tracked down on the warning track in center.
Mets lose 1-0.