The Miami Marlins had to settle for a series win instead of a sweep with their 2-1 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday.
Adam Conley had a solid outing before ending up with a no-decision. The right-hander struck out nine in six innings of work while walking only one. Conley allowed no runs on four hits and reduced his E.R.A. to 3.86. In his first start of the year, Conley struggled before being lifted, after just one inning due to a long rain delay.
The Marlins had a big scoring opportunity in the top of the seventh inning and came up empty. After loading the bases with nobody out, Miami went down 1-2-3 and the game remained tied at zero. Miguel Rojas, Derek Dietrich and Dee Gordon all came up with chances to knock in a run during the rally.
The Mets would answer back quickly on Miami's failures with two runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh. Dustin McGowan had taken over on the mound after Conley was lifted for Dietrich's pinch-hit appearance in the top half of the inning. McGowan ended up allowing two hits on three hits in his line inning of work and was charged with the loss.
Justin Bour would bring home Christian Yelich in the eighth inning to cut the deficit in half. With runners still on first and second and two outs, J.T. Realmuto grounded out to end the rally however. Miami was unable to get anything going in the ninth.
Miami is off on Thursday and will host the Atlanta Braves with Wei-Yin Chen on the mound on Friday at 7:10 p.m.