May 6: Mets (16-16) 0, Marlins (18-15) 3
The Miami Marlins continued their scorching start to the month of May with another stellar outing by a young starter and yet another victory. This time it was Henderson Alvarez’s turn to take down the New York Mets for the third time in four tries.
Alvarez shut down the Mets in a complete-game, six-hit shutout. He struck out seven and threw 111 pitches in the win.
The Marlins got all the offense they would need right from the starting frame. Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee got back-to-back RBI hits to put the Fish up 2-0. McGehee later added another RBI in the fifth when he singled home Derek Dietrich.
The shutout marked the second of the season for Alvarez, who lowered his ERA from 3.28 to 2.62 on the year.
On the other side of the mound, the Mets’ Bartolo Colon went seven strong innings, giving up all three runs.
Things worth noting: Alvarez has only two wins on the year (2-2), both of which are complete-game shutouts; Miami slugger Stanton has 38 RBIs through 33 games; Stanton also reached base all four times against the Mets (2-for-2 with two walks); the Marlins had zero substitutions in Tuesday’s game against the Mets.