The Miami Marlins fell 7-1 to the New York Mets on Friday in a game where ace Henderson Alvarez struggled.
Alvarez has looked dominant for most of the season but was unable to confuse the New York lineup and allowed six runs including a pair of home runs in the loss. The right-hander gave up eight hits and was only able to go five innings.
Alvarez is now 6-4 on the year with a 2.63 E.R.A and is still a possibility to be added to the All-Star Game roster. Any starter that pitches on Sunday would be ineligible for the upcoming Midsummer Classic and several National League arms will need to be replaced on the roster.
Chris Hatcher, Dan Jennings and Kevin Gregg all saw work out of the pen for Miami with Hatcher giving up a run in his inning on the mound.
The one run for the Marlins came in the fifth inning on Christian Yelich's 30th run batted in of the year. The run was brought home on a single and was one of only six hits for Miami in the game. The team did manage to scrape together a pair of doubles along the way. Adeiny Hechavarria picked up his 12th double while Casey McGehee added his 21st.
The Marlins were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left a total of six on base in the lopsided loss.
Tom Koehler will get the ball on Saturday for Miami as he looks to rebound off his poorest start of the season.