New York Mets (20-24) at Miami Marlins (12-31)
Another study in contrasts from the prior page, the game the Marlins and Mets played on May 19th was the shortest of the year at one hour and 59 minutes. That was due to the dominant pitching of Sandy Alcantara.
Alcantara tossed the complete game, the first of his career. He was able to do this partly because he somehow finished off the whole nine innings on only 89 pitches, 55 for strikes. He walked one batter and surrendered only two singles, both to Mets third baseman J.D. Davis.
Toeing the rubber for the Mets was six-foot-six flamethrower Noah Syndergaard, who matched zeroes with Alcantara through the first five innings. In the sixth, Miami got on the board on a Curtis Granderson double play ball (no RBI). After the Mets kept him in the game, they got to him again in the seventh on a Miguel Rojas RBI-sacrifice-fly.
Granderson added some insurance in the eighth on a solo homer off Mets reliever Seth Lugo. His fifth long-shot of the year, it gave Miami the eventual final lead of 3-0.
Alcantara, who was the lone Marlins representative at the mid-season classic, racked up another shutout on September 8th in a 9-0 win against the Kansas City Royals. He was one of only three pitchers in the majors to toss two shutouts in 2019, and the only pitcher in the National League to turn the trick.