Giancarlo Stanton’s 56th Home Run Helps Marlins Complete Sweep of Mets
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 56th homer, the most in the major leagues, and drove in three runs as the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the Mets with a 9-2 victory on Wednesday.
Stanton connected in the eighth inning for his 30th home run since the All-Star break. It was his 35th career homer against the Mets, including eight this year.
“He kills us. He literally kills us,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “You can’t hang stuff. We had him down and away all series long when we made pitches. When you make mistakes on the plate, he kills you, and he did today.”
Stanton also hit a run-scoring single, giving him 120 R.B.I. on the season. He made a fine catch, too, against the right-field fence to rob Asdrubal Cabrera.
A. J. Ellis and Miguel Rojas hit back-to-back homers off Mets reliever Erik Goeddel to start the eighth. With one out, Stanton pulled a breaking pitch over the left-field fence for a two-run homer.
Urena, 26, allowed seven hits and walked none. He came into the season with a career record of 5-14 and has been one of the few bright spots in Miami’s disappointing season. He departed after throwing 107 pitches, leaving him still without a complete game in 47 career starts.
Rafael Montero (5-11) allowed five runs in four innings. He leads the Mets in losses.
Justin Bour hit a two-run homer, his 23rd. Marcell Ozuna had a pair of two-out run-scoring singles, increasing his R.B.I. total to 115.
Brandon Nimmo hit his fourth homer for the Mets, and pinch-hitter Travis d’Arnaud had an R.B.I. single.
The attendance was announced at 16,033, but the actual turnout appeared to be about one-third of that total.
Jose Urena (14-6) allowed two runs in eight innings. The Marlins finished the season 12-7 against the Mets and swept them for the first time since May 2014.