MIAMI (AP) – Sandy Alcantara was one of the key prospects the Miami Marlins acquired in their offseason overhaul and showed promise in his first career start.
The 22-year-old right-hander made His eagerly anticipated Marlins debut and allowed only one run over five innings when the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets on Friday night 8-2.
Alcantara (1-0) beat two and gave five walks and three hits.
A bit wild, a bit of trouble with the strike zone, but being able to get through five – he's still working, "said Marlin's manager Don Mattingly.
The 22-year-old right-handed man was the Top candidate in the after-sales business, Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, Alcantara completed eight relegation games for the Cardinals last season.
"Alcantara has a bright future." 39 ;, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.
JT Riddle hit a three-run homer and Lewis Brinson hit three hits, also in a central, sixth run third inning.
& # 39; & # 39; JT is able to beat that it just breaks open from there and we're in pretty good shape, "said Mattingly
Marlins Catcher JT Realmuto returned to the lineup after four games with a hand injury of 4 with an RBI and also grabbed a runner at second base
& # 39; & # 39; That's one of the reasons he's the best catcher in baseball & # 39 ;, Riddle said about Realmuto's pick-off. "To do that a lot of people do not do that and for a catcher who can do that defensively and the way he swings the bat is very good."
New York Corey Oswalt (0-1) started in place of Jacob deGrom, who was scratched hours before the game to attend to a family affair. The Mets expect deGrom to start on Saturday afternoon.
Oswalt did not look like DeGrom, whose 1.69 ERA is the best in the majors. Oswalt allows six hits and six runs in just 2 2/3 innings. All six runs that Oswalt allowed came in the third inning.
"It did not change anything," Oswalt said of the late notice. I went out there and tried to attack the zone. I just did not make enough space today. "
Brinson took third place with his 10th home race of the season, with Realmuto and Starlin Castro following in run-scoring singles before Riddle's 3-run blast on the right gave the Marlins a 6-0 lead.
Devin Mesoraco had an RBI double for the Mets, who lost nine out of 10] "We were not really in this game tonight," Callaway said.
Cameron Maybin threw Brinson in sixth to give the Marlins a 7-1 lead
BRINSON A TRIPLE FATE  Brinson has a single, doubles and home run this month for his third game with at least He recorded in his fourth at-bat a double game to thwart his attempt for the cycle.
BAUTISTA AND FLORES MAKE IT JUST 14
The New Yorkers Jose Bautista and Wilmer Flores both scored their base to 14 games
Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (Wade) will return to rotation next week. … OF Yoenis Cespedes (hip) stayed behind in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and did not join the team for this series. Cespedes continues to receive treatment and physiotherapy.
Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (lat.) Will be operated on at the end of the season. Smith finished his rookie season with a 5-6 record and 4.19 ERA with 88 strikeouts.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (5-3, 1.69 ERA) is expected to return to the team and start the second game of the series.
Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez is slated to make his MLB debut.