The Mets needed length from right-hander Jordan Yamamoto on Sunday afternoon. For most of last week, the team overworked their bullpen. But Sunday was no different.
Yamamoto lasted four innings in a 5-1 loss to the Marlins at loanDepot park and it was learned during the game that Yamamoto left the game because of right shoulder soreness.
One wonders if Yamamoto started to feel sore in the second inning, when Miami scored all five of its runs. He threw 38 pitches that inning. He didn’t have fastball command and was missing his spots. Marlins right-hander Cody Poteet and Jazz Chisholm Jr. took advantage of the situation and each hit an RBI single.
Right-hander Robert Gsellman replaced Yamamoto in the fifth and he gave New York three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
The Mets couldn’t touch Poteet. It was his third Major League start and he was outstanding. He pitched seven innings and allowed three hits, all singles. Poteet retired the final 14 hitters he faced. The Mets didn’t have a runner in scoring position until Johneshwy Fargas doubled in the eighth inning.