Sandy Alcantara made his Miami Marlins debut on Friday night, and despite a touch of control issues, he earned his first major league win.
Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.80) lasted five innings and walked five. He allowed three hits for one earned run and struck out two. Mets starter Corey Oswalt (0-1, 9.82) pitched more like Patton Oswalt, giving up six runs in the third inning.
Alcantara put 50-of-98 pitches in the strikezone and finished with a solid 53 GameScore, if not a quality start. Oswalt gave up six hits, including two home runs. He only collected a single strikeout and earned a GameScore of 11.
Lewis Brinson opened the scoring on the first pitch of the third inning, smacking one over the left field fence for a 1-0 lead. Derek Dietrich walked after Alcantara struck out, then Brian Anderson singled into center to get Dietrich to third.
After a mound visit to try to get Oswalt calmed down, J.T. Realmuto singled Dietrich in. Justin Bour struck out, then Starlin Castro singled Anderson home to make it 3-0, Marlins. They weren’t done yet, though.
After Castro stole second base, JT Riddle ripped his fourth home run of the season into right field for a 6-0 lead. The Miami Marlins never looked back after that.
- Brinson racked up his third three-hit game for the Miami Marlins, going three-for-four. He scored twice and finished the night sitting at .187.
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- Dietrich was 0-for-2, but drew two walks and scored a run. No other Miami Marlin drew a walk in the game.
- Riddle raised his average 10 more points with another two-hit night. It was his seventh multi-hit game of the season and the third in his last four games.
- Castro was two-for-four with two runs, a stolen base, and an RBI.
- Realmuto was one-for-four with a run and an RBI. He also picked Todd Frazier off second base in the second inning.
- Drew Rucinski pitched a scoreless sixth inning, striking out a batter and allowing one base hit.
- Ben Meyer authored a 1-2-3 seventh inning. In the eighth, he allowed the first three batters to reach safely before getting lifted for Brad Ziegler.
- Ziegler induced Flores’ double play on a 1-1 count, then struck out Jose Reyes.
- Kyle Barraclough entered to pitch the ninth in a non-save situation. For the first time in a month, he allowed a hit, a Brandon Nimmo single. He also walked Amed Rosario, but nobody scored. He ended the inning with back-to-back strikeouts of Jose Bautista and Asdrubal Cabrera.
In order to call Alcantara up to the big leagues, RHP Nick Wittgren was optioned to the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
RHP Kolton Mahoney was promoted from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to the Baby Cakes.
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Oklahoma City Dodgers 2
Montgomery Biscuits 2, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0
Montgomery Biscuits 5, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Jupiter Hammerheads 3
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0
Auburn Doubledays 3, Batavia Muckdogs 1
DSL Athletics 3, DSL Marlins 1
GCL Mets 6, GCL Marlins 3
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