The Miami Marlins brought their bats to the Big Apple and came away with a 10-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday.
Miami had 15 hits in the win over the National League champions. It was the most hits and also the most runs scored by Miami so far in 2016. Miami's offense has been one of the best and most consistent in Major League Baseball this season.
Part of the key for the success of the offense is there has not been a reliance on one or two guys. Nearly every player in Miami's lineup is hitting well a week into the season. In this game, every starter with the exception of the pitcher had at least one hit. Six different Marlins had multi-hit days and even Marcell Ozuna had a big game.
Ozuna who began 2016 in a four-game slump went 2-6 with a double and a home run in the win. The center fielder is batting .174 this season hitting out of the two-hole in the lineup. Ozuna may have been in danger of moving down in the lineup without this effort.
Giancarlo Stanton homered during a seven-run second inning for Miami. The blast was the second of the season for Stanton and was good for two runs batted in. Stanton has 6 RBI on the year to go along with a .286 batting average.
Martin Prado, Chris Johnson, Dee Gordon, Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto also had multiple hits in the win. Realmuto had three hits himself and also knocked in a run along the way.
The pitching side of things did not go as smoothly for Miami however with Jarred Cosart allowing three runs in 4.2 innings. Due to a high pitch count and a potential New York rally, Cosart was lifted before finishing the fifth inning which made him ineligible for the win. Cosart was visibly frustrated with the decision made by manager Don Mattingly and stormed off into the locker room.
The win was given to Chris Narveson by the official scorer after his 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Narveson had struggled this year prior to this outing, but did well in this one with two strikeouts and no walks.
Miami will look for a second win in a row on Tuesday when it sends Jose Fernandez to the mound.