The Miami Marlins lost a home series to the New York Mets on Sunday in an 11-5 rout to conclude a lackluster homestand.
A ten-game homestand against teams with losing records looked like a great opportunity for the Marlins to pick up some momentum in the National League playoff race.
It didn't work out that way however as the Marlins went 3-7 on the homestand and now find themselves under .500 at 37-38. Miami also is in third place in the division now and behind several teams in the Wild-Card race as well.
Anthony DeSclafani had his worst start as a big leaguer thus far allowing seven runs in 3.2 innings of work. The young right-hander gave up seven hits and walked two while failing to fool the Mets' lineup.
Things didn't go much better for Jacob Turner who entered next and allowed four runs of his own in three innings of relief. Since joining the pen, Turner has struggled in a middle relief role for Miami.
Bryan Morris and A.J. Ramos came in for mop-up duty and allowed no runs in their 2.1 combined innings on the mound.
Three of Miami's runs came in the sixth inning when trailing 7-0 at the time. That inning put the Marlins back in the game briefly before Turner allowed his aforementioned runs in relief.
The Marlins would add two more runs in the ninth on a two-run double courtesy of Justin Bour. It was the first two-bagger for the rookie.
Reed Johnson (17), Marcell Ozuna (43), and Giancarlo Stanton (58) each had a run batted in. Derek Dietrich returned to the lineup in place of Rafael Furcal and went 1-4 with a double. Furcal was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring strain and will miss at least two weeks.
The Marlins will head out on the road for a four-game series in Philadelphia on Monday. The scheduled starter for the opener is Nathan Eovaldi.