If the Marlins were going to win a game against the Dodgers this year it was likely going to be on the back of Sandy Alcantara, and that’s exactly what happened as he pitched a gem in a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.
After a stellar season debut of five shutout innings, Dustin May returned today against the same team and was solid again. He gave up a run on a single, stolen base, and single in the 4th, then got unlucky in the 6th giving another up on back-to-back infield singles, and then a regular single. He didn’t get help from his defense, to say the least.
Not exactly great against a weak-hitting Marlins team, but fine for facing them a second time in a week: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 86 Pitches.
Of course, there was unfortunately only need to cover eight innings because Alcantara threw a complete game. Guess he only struggles at Dodger Stadium then.
It wasn’t a shutout, thanks to Mookie Betts remaining red-hot with 3rd inning solo shot, his 30th.
Other than that, the Dodgers didn’t have many threats against him. In the 2nd, they managed a double and a walk with two outs, but that was it until the 9th. That was when there was a real threat behind a one-out back-to-back singles, and then a two-out walk to load the bases. Joey Gallo then stepped up and crushed a change-up at 100 mph down to first, but a nice play by Lewin Diaz prevented a great comeback.
87-38 on the year and 42-22 on the road.
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*Game in progress.