Jacob deGrom lasted just 3 2/3 innings and a less-than-dominant Jose Fernandez was still plenty good enough to lead the Marlins past the Mets, 7-2, on Saturday night at Marlins Park. In case you missed it… deGrom (6-5) labored from the start and lasted a season-low 3 2/3 innings while surrendering five runs on 10 hits and a walk. He struck out five and also allowed a moonshot home run off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, who went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. The Mets took a 2-1 lead off Jose Fernandez in the third after falling behind a half inning earlier. deGrom led off with a double and came home later in the inning on Yoenis Cespedes' bloop single to right. James Loney followed with a sacrifice
In this week's MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Citi, I talk with former Mets GM Steve Phillips, who hosts "The Leadoff Spot," alongside Todd Hollandsworth, every weekday morning on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio channel. Phillips was GM when the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Marlins for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz. In this interview, we talk about his appreciation for Piazza, his motivation for making the deal, and how he also considered trading for Marlins RHP Kevin Brown and OF Gary Sheffield...