The Miami Marlins came up short with a six-run ninth inning rally as the New York Mets completed a sweep with a 8-6 win on Wednesday.
Miami was able to finally get on the board in the ninth inning courtesy of a Justin Bour run-scoring double, and an Ichiro Suzuki hit. After entering that inning down by eight, the Marlins would cut it to five when Miguel Rojas brought home three more runs with a double. Dee Gordon would then single home a run of his own to cut the deficit to only two. The rally would come to an end there.
In the series, New York outscored Miami 25-8 with the series nearly book-ended by blowouts. While the Mets continue to soar and lead the division, the Marlins have tumbled closer to having the worst record in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies remain one game behind the Marlins with the worst mark.
The Marlins are 22 games under .500 and have struggled to win games that Jose Fernandez is not a part of. Fernandez who is set to go on Friday ended a four-game skid in his last start, and may end up with the same assignment this time around.
David Phelps started the game for Miami and allowed seven runs in his 4.1 innings of work. The right-hander had difficulty fooling New York's lineup, as they torched him for eight hits. Phelps also struggled with his command while handing out three free passes.
The Marlins received some much-needed innings from Chris Narveson who took over for Phelps. Narveson was promoted from AAA earlier in the day, and gave Miami 3.2 shutout innings of work.
The Marlins will hit the road on Thursday when they travel to Atlanta to open a four-game series with the Braves. Jose Urena will get the ball for Miami in the series opener.