3 Takeaways from the Mets’ series victory over the Marlins

J.D. Martinez, Mets
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Following a split with the Philadelphia Phillies in London, the New York Mets returned to the United States for their third National League East series in a row as they welcomed the Miami Marlins to Citi Field.

The Mets pulled out a series win over the Marlins

J.D. Martinez, Mets
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After the Marlins scratched a run on the board at the top of the second, a two-run double courtesy of Mark Vientos gave the Mets a 2-1 lead. The Marlins would respond with a two-run inning of their own in the top of the fifth and would go on to win game one 4-2.

The Mets bats exploded in game two as home runs from Francisco Lindor, Harrison Bader, and Starling Marte lifted the blue and orange to a 10-4 win.

A night after the Mets bats were scorching hot, they had cooled off to start game three being no-hit through the 5.1 innings and entered the ninth inning down a run before Lindor drew a walk and J.D. Martinez hit his first career walk-off home run to give the Mets a 3-2 win and the series victory.

Luis Severino continues to prove he’s the ace of the staff

Jun 13, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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After Kodai Senga went down with a shoulder injury before the season, the Mets rotation needed someone to fill the role of the ace, and surprisingly, Luis Severino did just that.

Severino didn’t have his best stuff against the Marlins but still went six innings, allowing one run, seven hits, and three walks while striking out a pair. The Dominican Republic native is pitching like a star and will frontline the rotation for as long as the Mets feel they can still contend this season.

Tyrone Taylor is impressing in his limited playing time

The Mets’ outfield may be the most crowded position group on the roster, but Tyrone Taylor has impressed when he has played. Taylor went 4-for-6 against the Marlins; all four hits came in his singular start, one of which was a double. With the potential for an outfielder or two to be traded at the deadline, Taylor could find himself playing every day down the stretch.

Dedniel Núñez is turning into a stud relief pitcher

After having to come up due to the bullpen being ravaged by injuries, Dedniel Núñez has done nothing but make the most of his opportunity. Núñez pitched 2.1 innings against the Marlins, throwing 23 of 29 pitches for strikes while striking out a career-high five. If the 28-year-old continues to pitch like that, he could become a valuable reliever for a bullpen that is expected to be picked clean at the trade deadline.

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