The New York Mets dropped their first contest of the season with a 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night at LoanDepot Park in a game filled with outstanding defense and solid pitching.
New York struggled to generate offense and managed just two hits against Marlins left-hander Jesus Luzardo over 5 2/3 innings.
Pete Alonso provided the Mets’ lone run with a ninth-inning home run, his first of the season. Starling Marte had two of the team’s four hits.
David Peterson tossed five innings of one-run ball for the Mets. The only blemish came in the second when he gave up a solo blast to Jorge Soler.
Veteran reliever Tommy Hunter fired two scoreless frames while John Curtiss surrendered a solo home run.
The two teams will continue their four-game series on Saturday at 4:10 p.m.