Marlins vs Mets – Game Recap – July 7, 2022

NEW YORK – – JD Davis hit his first major league grand slam, James McCann hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 10-0 on Thursday night behind a start Splendid by Trevor Williams.

Davis set a career-high five RBIs and Williams (2-5) threw seven two-hit innings as the NL East leaders easily won in Game 1 of a four-game series to advance to 6-2 against Miami this season.

Starling Marte and Davis each had three of New York’s 12 hits. Davis also scored three times and combined with McCann to give the Mets eight RBIs from the bottom two spots in their batting order.

“Hitting is contagious from a team perspective,” McCann said. “It’s not just one guy or two guys in the lineup that do the job. If you look through the season, he really is a different guy every day. ”

Davis scored on Brandon Nimmo’s brace in the third to put New York ahead and delivered an RBI single in the fourth. McCann followed with his second home run of the season, connecting starter Daniel Castano (1-2) to make it 6-0.

“I was just looking for a pitch,” McCann said. “Elevate (and) I could do some damage and drive it into the outfield. I had one and was able to do it.

Davis came in with the bases loaded in the fifth and hammered a hanging break ball from reliever Jimmy Yacabonis to the left field wall.

“I’m pretty excited to get my first Grand Slam,” said Davis, who thought his last came in college. “He was my first pro, so that’s pretty cool.”

Williams, a long reliever and starter, struck out seven batters, walked none and struck out 13 consecutive batters during a streak.

“He looked like he had some pretty good things early on,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s not a guy who throws the ball around the middle of the plate a lot. It’s going to be on both sides. You have to bring it up to the area. You have to try to put it in the middle. If you’re chasing the edges, you’re going to have a long day. So he sort of threw us off balance.

Jake Reed worked two innings to finish the two-hitter. It was the Mets’ 12th shutout this year, tied with the New York Yankees for most in the majors.

The Mets scored in double figures for the ninth time and won their fourth in five total games.

Castano was scored for six runs — five earned — and nine hits over four innings. His ERA went from 2.42 to 3.60.

“I thought he was throwing,” Mattingly said. “Obviously the three-run homer hurt him and increased his pitch count.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. has been training at Class A Jupiter as he recovers from a sprained lower back. … LF Jorge Soler hit a tee and did some rehab agility drills as he recovered from bilateral pelvic inflammation.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom is set to make his second rehab start Friday for Class A St. Lucia. He’s been out all season with a stress reaction in his right shoulder blade. The two-time Cy Young Award winner went a year without pitching to the majors. He was out after July 7 last season with a right forearm tightness and a sprained elbow.

BULLPEN SHUFFLE

Reed was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse earlier in the day when RHP Adonis Medina was pulled.

NEXT

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (5-4, 2.97 ERA) starts Friday night at Citi Field.

Mets: RHP Chris Bassitt (6-5, 4.01) makes his first start since June 25. He missed his final turn in the rotation after being placed on the COVID-19 injured list.

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