The Mets hit three homers and pounded out 14 hits to back Zack Wheeler who dominated the Marlins en route to a 13-0 win on Wednesday night at Citi Field.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Originally scheduled to play a doubleheader, the clubs were delayed by more than 5 1/2 hours before starting the game at 6:45 p.m. The twin bill was pushed to Thursday afternoon.
2) Jay Bruce hit a grand slam and Dominic Smith hit a two-run homer during a seven-run sixth inning. Amed Rosario slugged a monstrous three-run shot that reached the second deck in left field in the fourth. Jeff McNeil tripled and finished with three hits and two RBIs and Jose Reyes chipped in a double, single and RBI. Zack Wheeler and Smith had two hits apiece.
3) Wheeler (11-7) needed 89 pitches to get through eight innings on his way to his ninth win in 10 starts. He allowed four hits and struck out seven without issuing a walk for the second time in three starts. Wheeler is 9-1 with a 1.67 ERA in his last 10 starts and owns a 1.33 mark since the All-Star break. He has surrendered two runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 outings since July 24.
4) Paul Sewald struck out two and allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth to complete the Mets' 11th shutout of the season.
News and notes...
The Mets have won seven of their last 11 games and are 22-15 (.595) in their previous 37 contests. New York's 13 runs are its most at home since it scored 14 against Colorado on July 14, 2017.
Bruce's grand slam was the Mets' eighth of the season and fourth since Aug. 15.
Wheeler improved to 3-1 with an 0.75 ERA in four starts against the Marlins in 2018. He surrendered six or fewer hits for the 10th consecutive start. That matches the longest streak of his career set in 2014.
McNeil has three three-hit efforts in his last four games. The 26-year-old has registered three or more hits six times in his first 46 Major League games and is batting .385 with two doubles, two triples, seven runs scored and six RBIs in 10 games this month.
Michael Conforto was kept in the park after homering in three consecutive games. Curtis Granderson was the last Met to go deep in four straight games (2016).
The Mets (66-78) conclude their homestand against the Marlins (57-87) with a doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m. The second game will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Both contests will air on SNY.
Jason Vargas (5-9, 6.75 ERA/5.51 FIP, 63 K's, 1.595 WHIP) and Steven Matz (5-11, 4.17 ERA/4.58 FIP, 132 K's, 1.257 WHIP) are scheduled to start during New York's fourth doubleheader of the season and second at Citi Field.
Jeff Brigham (0-1, 9.00 ERA/6.83 FIP, 2 K's, 2.667 WHIP) and Sandy Alcantara (2-0, 0.75 ERA/4.07 FIP, 8 K's, 1.083 WHIP), who have combined for three Major League starts this season, go for the Marlins.