"I'm happy", Reyes said before the game.
Stanton's power surge gave him 200 homers.
"I did not know that until a minute ago".
Giancarlo Stanton's second homer of the game and fourth in two days sliced the Mets' lead to 4-2 in the sixth. It may also benefit Syndergaard that the National League manager is Mets skipper Terry Collins, who earned the honor after directing the Mets to the World Series last season. NY did their damage on solo homers off the bats of Yoenis Cespedes and Alejandro De Aza. "I thought we were OK with him, honestly", Mattingly said. All set to play third base, Reyes is expected to cut into Flores' playing time - but the NY fan favourite has hit four home runs since Sunday. He threw a season-high 117 pitches, including 79 for strikes.Addison Reed threw a ideal eighth inning before Jeurys Familia notched his 30th save with a one-hit ninth. This year, the two teams play only six games after the break, making the upcoming four-game tilt even more crucial for gaining ground because there will be fewer opportunities down the stretch. Nicolino gave up all four Met runs today, throwing 59 pitches, walking one and striking out two in four innings of work.
Jose Reyes had two doubles and scored a run in his second game back with the Mets. Reyes had a pair of doubles after a 0-for-5 start to his season, and Jacob deGrom (5-3) fired seven innings of two-run ball.
Last night against the Mets, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton used his last two at-bats of the game to deliver us the gift of two perfectly mashed, picturesque taters.
The Marlins couldn't score any more than that, however, and dropped their second game in three days to the Mets, losing 4-2.
"There's baseballs in courtyards and parking lots all over the country from that guy", Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich said back in March, after another one of Stanton's moon shots went over the roof of the Marlins clubhouse on the other side of the left field wall. Stanton then drove a 1-2 changeup over the left-center fence to put Miami ahead. NOTES: The Marlins placed 1B Justin Bour (right ankle sprain) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3, and purchased the contract of INF Don Kelly from Triple-A New Orleans.
Nicolino allowed four or more runs for the fourth consecutive start and was removed after the fourth inning. 3B Martin Prado was rested. The team announced it was because a family illness kept him up all night.
Marlins: Following an off day, All-Star RHP Jose Fernandez (10-4, 2.69 ERA) starts Friday night at home against Cincinnati RHP Dan Straily (4-5, 4.34).
The speedy Reyes played for the Mets from 2003-11 and holds franchise records for stolen bases (370) and triples (99).