Daniel Castano was frustrated at Don Mattingly on Tuesday when the Marlins manager pulled his left-hander out of the ballgame with runners on first and second and two down in the fifth inning. Despite failing to qualify for his first professional victory, Castano was effective in the Marlins’ 4-0 shutout win, holding a New York Mets lineup to six hits over 4 2⁄3 innings of work to begin a doubleheader at Citi Field.
The Marlins’ four runs were all scored with two outs. Lewis Brinson, who walked into today’s contest as a 4-for-30 hitter thus far in 2020, ripped an RBI single to left, scoring Brian Anderson. Miguel Rojas’ two-run single was the end of a three-run second, which ultimately decided game one’s result.
After a 65-minute rain delay, Castano returned to the mound and continued getting important outs, but walking Pete Alonso concluded his day.
Just as they had on Monday, the Marlins pitching staff did enough to win despite allowing more walks than strikeouts. Anderson, who had been without an extra-base hit since Aug. 12, recorded two booming doubles.
At 13-11, Miami sends out left-hander Trevor Rogers, the organization’s ninth-ranked prospect, to make his professional debut in game two.