Coming into the game at 33-55, the Miami Marlins trailed the New York Mets by six games through the break. It’s entirely possible that the surprising Marlins pass the Mets by the close of the 2019 campaign. Here’s a few things that we noticed.
Smith Dominated Despite Control Issues
Caleb Smith (5-4, 3.23) was the most dominant Miami Marlins pitcher through the first two months of the season before landing on the injured list. As the post-all-star-break number one starter, he managed to earn a victory despite walking five in six innings.
Smith put 63-of-105 offerings between the wickets for Mets hitters, and racked up six strikeouts in the process.