September 5, 2015: Colon Shuts Out Marlins
|Date: September 5, 2015|
|Mets starter: Bartolo Colon|
|Winning pitcher: Bartolo Colon|
|Key player(s): Bartolo Colon, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Juan Lagares|
|Key play: Mets' home runs|
David Wright singled against Marlins' starter Brad Hand with one out in the top of the first inning. Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk and Juan Uribe went down on strikes. Travis d'Arnaud connected for a three-run homer and Wilmer Flores followed with a home run for a 4-0 Mets lead. Eric Campbell hit a single and was caught stealing on catcher J. T. Realmuto's throw to second baseman Dee Gordon for the third out. Colon then retired the side in order in the bottom half.
Eric Young got hit by a pitch to begin the top of the second. Colon was struck out and Juan Lagares homered to increase the Mets' lead to 6-0. Wright lined out to right fielder Ichiro Suzuki and a single by Cespedes ensued. Uribe drew a walk and Hand was replaced on the mound by Miami reliever Andre Rienzo. D'Arnaud greeted Rienzo with a single that plated Cespedes with the seventh New York run of the game. Rienzo retired Flores on an inning-ending fly ball to center fielder Christian Yelich. Colon then yielded just a single to Justin Bour in the bottom half.
Rienzo hurled a scoreless top of the third. Colon gave up just a single to Realmuto in the bottom of the inning and Wright singled to open the top of the second. Cespedes flied out to Suzuki and a walk to Uribe followed. D'Arnaud and Flores were retired on consecutive fly balls to Suziki for the inning's final outs and Martin Prado got a one-out single in the bottom of the inning. Bour singled and Derek Dietrich flied out to right fielder Young. Colon then got Suzuki to ground out to third baseman Wright and finish off the inning.
Rienzo set down the Mets on three straight infield ground balls in the top of the fifth. Colon yielded only a single to Miguel Rojas in the bottom half and Marlins' reliever Erik Cordier pitched a scoreless top of the sixth. Yelich singled with one out in the bottom of the inning. Prado was retired on a foul pop-up to first baseman Campbell. Bour grounded back to Colon for the third out of the inning and Cordier retired all three batters on infield grounders in the top of the seventh. Bartolo then held the Fish to a double by Realmuto in the bottom half.
Miami reliever Raudel Lazo set down the side in order in the top of the eighth. Colon gave up just a single to Gordon in the bottom of the inning and the Marlins' Jose Urena retired the Mets 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth. Prado grounded out to second baseman Flores to open the bottom half. Bour was called out on strikes and Dietrich singled. Colon then retired Suzuki on a pop-up to Flores for the game's final out. The Mets had a victory on Bartolo's shutout.
- Colon's shutout was the Mets' first complete game of the season