Mets takeaways from Monday’s 2-1 win over Marlins, including Jose Butto’s impressive start

New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Butto (70) throws to the Washington Nationals. / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets squeezed out a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday behind six strong innings from Jose Butto as they look to play spoiler in the NL Wild Card race.

Here are some takeaways…

Butto was brilliant for the Mets, holding the Marlins to one run on four hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six. The lone run came in the bottom of the fifth after a leadoff walk to Jesus Sanchez and single to Garrett Hampson set up runners on the corner before he was able to get Joey Wendle to ground into a double play, which tied the game at 1.

He did catch a huge break in the sixth when a replay review reversed what was initially ruled a home run by Jorge Soler. The Marlins slugger hit a towering shot down the line that appeared to be higher than the foul pole but was ultimately ruled it was indeed a foul ball. Butto would get Soler to strike out later in the at-bat.

The Mets right-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in his last three outings, all of which he pitched at least five innings for a 2.08 ERA since he was recalled to the majors.

Jeff McNeil provided the heroics for the Mets, breaking a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth with a leadoff home run off of Tanner Scott – McNeil’s 10th of the season. He was the only Met with a mult-hit game on Monday, going 2-for-4.

Ronny Mauricio continued to impress since being called up at the start of the month, swiping his sixth base and becoming the first ever Met to steal six bases in his first 14 career games. He finished 1-for-4 with a single and run scored in the top of the fifth on a Mark Vientos single.

Adam Ottavino pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 11th save of the season.


Upcoming schedule

The Mets continue their series against the Marlins on Tuesday at loanDepot Park in Miami.

Joey Lucchesi (3-0, 2.83 ERA) will take the hill for the Mets against left-hander Braxton Garrett (9-6, 3.67 ERA) at 6:40 p.m. on SNY.

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