MIAMI – Corey Oswalt was better in the short term than the remaining options of the Mets, but only just.
Originally he was to be entrusted with the game on Saturday at Marlins Park – that would have been his first major league start Rookie right-hander was moved up in rotation when Jacob de Groms family affairs became a factor on Friday.
Oswalt learned of the situation about three hours before the planned first game play. His first two innings went smoothly enough, but Oswalt never escaped third in the Mets 8-2 loss, which moved her within a game of Marlins for the NL East basement.
DeGrom, who leads the big leagues with a 1.69 ERA, is expected to slot into the slot on Saturday, which Oswalt had previously occupied.
Oswalt, who appeared as a relief to the Mets in a game early in the season, held only 2 ² / ₃ innings, allowing six earned runs at six hits with two walks and a strikeout. The Mets (32-47) lost for the ninth time in 1
The Marlins (33-50) still consider this distinction to be a common thread, but it may be
Oswalt, who received the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year trophy last season at Double-A Binghamton to the young players who want to play the Mets In the coming weeks, they are trying to gauge what they could achieve towards the 31st of July and the deadline for renouncing the trade.
The Marlins beat him in the third, an inning that saw nine batches and six runs. JT Riddle delivered the loudest hit, a three-run homer who buried the Mets in a 6-0 hole.
Lewis Brinson started the inning. J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro each delivered an RBI single in the inning.
The Mets were quiet against Sandy Alcantara on his first appearance for the Marlins. The right-handed allowed a deserved run on three strokes and five walks over five innings.
Devin Mesoraco stroked an RBI double in fourth, which got the Mets their first run. The Mets loaded the bases with no one in the eighth, but Wilmer Flores struck a double, killing a potentially big inning.
The last time the Mets came to Marlin's Park, they moved to 10-1 with a three-game April sweep. The Mets won the following night, but have been in freefall since then.