Sandy Alcántara: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Walker Lockett: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
The Mets wasted no time scoring some runs in game two of the doubleheader. Alcántara struggled mightily with his control in the first inning. Four straight balls to Jeff McNeil put him on base. Amed Rosario then singled, moving McNeil over to third. Rosario then stole second base, putting himself in scoring position.
Michael Conforto brought both runners home with a single to left field, 2-0 Mets. The next batter Alcántara faced was Pete Alonso, and he hit him with a pitch. The Marlins then called a mound visit hoping to stop the inning from spiraling out of control. Things did calm down for Alcántara as he got the next three outs without issue.
The Marlins got their offense going in the fourth inning. Brian Anderson led the charge with a double. Curtis Granderson got the start for game two and he singled. Harold Ramirez drove in Anderson with a single to right. That was it in terms of offense for the inning, but the Fish came right back next inning.
Bryan Holaday led off the fifth and took Lockett deep. The solo home run was launched into the left-center seats. Miguel Rojas and Anderson each singled to keep the offense chugging.
Robert Gsellman was called in to try and limit the damage for the Mets. Granderson was next and he doubled in two runs, giving the Marlins a 4-2 lead.
Jeff Brigham came in the sixth inning for relief, and while he did run into some trouble he was able to maneuver around it. Brigham's luck would run out quickly in the seventh inning. He gave up three solo home runs to give the Mets a 5-4 lead. These balls were absolutely crushed. The Mets did not look back after this. The Fish were not able to muster up anymore more offense.
Jordan Yamamoto will take on Zack Wheeler tomorrow at 7:10 ET.
Marlins vs Mets box score (MLB.com)
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