The Marlins lost their fifth game in a row last night. Sandy Alcantara did not have a good game. The Mets kept him busy all night with their bats. The Fish also struggled to put up much support against Jacob deGrom.
Sandy Alcántara: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR
Jacob deGrom: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0 HR
The Fish were ineffective against deGrom last night. deGrom has been going through some rough patches recently, but was brilliant in this outing. He punched out eight hitters while working with ease for most of the game. On the other hand, Alcántara only had one inning where he kept the Mets quiet.
Michael Conforto gave Alcántara the most trouble in this one. During the fourth inning he singled to right field bringing Robinson Canó across the plate. Then in the sixth inning he turned on a high and inside pitch driving it out into the bullpen. This was right after Peter Alonso also took him deep. deGrom would even get in on the action plating in a run on a single. The three-run inning finished off Alcántara's night.
Miami's bullpen did a good job of keeping the Fish in the game. Adam Conley was called in to get the final out in the sixth, which he did without issue. Wei-Yin Chen and Tyler Kinley each pitched an inning of relief. Alcántara has been on a slippery slope for awhile now. His command has been killing him, and his spot in the rotation is definitely in trouble.
The Fish were only able to muster up one run against the Mets. They accomplished this by hitting back to back doubles. Jon Berti hit the first one, he would double again later in the game. Alcántara tried helping his own cause by doubling Berti home. The Fish were able to put men in scoring position in the fourth, seventh, and ninth innings. Alas, nothing came to fruition during these attempts.
The Marlins selected the contract of Harold Ramírez just the other day. His first start was last night and he got his first career hit, a single. He has had good numbers in the minors, and looks to hopefully boost the Fish's flailing offense.
The Marlins best pitcher Caleb Smith will look to save the Fish from a sweep as he faces Noah Syndergaard at 1:10.
Marlins vs Mets box score (MLB.com)
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