TBR vs MM: The Miami Marlins will look to even their three-game collection with the instate rival Tampa Bay Rays when the golf equipment meet within the center contest of the set Saturday in St. Petersburg.
Behind bulk-innings hurler Ryan Yarbrough and two others, the Rays (95-59) spun a two-hit shutout in an 8-0 rout of the Marlins (64-89) in Friday’s opener.
In enhancing to 50-29 at their domed residence, the Rays lowered their magic quantity to clinch the American League East to 2 video games due to the third-place New York Yankees’ 8-3 victory over the second-place Boston Crimson Sox.
The Saturday sport will characteristic a youthful pitching matchup of every facet’s high hurlers: Miami right-hander Sandy Alcantara and Tampa Bay southpaw Shane McClanahan.
Whereas it has been a disappointing general marketing campaign for the Marlins, Alcantara (9-13, 3.05 ERA) leads the squad in victories and has been probably the most constant pitcher on a employees that ranks fifth within the NL in ERA.
In his 4 years in Miami, Alcantara has posted an ERA underneath 4.00 every season, and his win whole this yr is a profession excessive.
Alcantara, 26, has turned in his greatest work of the season this month, going 1-1 with a 1.84 ERA in 4 September begins.
In a street begin towards the New York Mets on Sept. 2, he allowed 4 runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings and took the loss in a 4-3 defeat, however he has rebounded in his previous three efforts.
Over 23 innings masking a rematch towards the Mets and outings towards the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates, Alcantara has sparkled with a 1-0 mark and a 0.78 ERA, placing out 25 and strolling two in 23 innings.
“That stuff is filthy,” Marlins supervisor Don Mattingly stated after Alcantara’s 14-strikeout displaying towards the Mets on Sept 8. “That is about pretty much as good because it will get proper there. That is simply particular.
“Sandy began off as a man that wasn’t getting loads of punchouts. Identical stuff, however now he is studying the sequences and the place to go along with guys, simply persevering with to work to get higher.”
Alcantara holds a 1-1 report and a 3.38 ERA in three profession begins towards the Rays.
Within the 2021 season opener towards Tampa Bay on April 1, he fired six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks. He whiffed seven in a no-decision.
His Saturday mound counterpart — the equally hard-throwing McClanahan — sits at 9-6 with a 3.51 ERA over 23 begins. The rookie has by no means confronted Miami.
A win would depart McClanahan, 24, tied with Josh Fleming (10-6) for the workforce lead in victories.
Fleming final pitched on Aug. 29 in Baltimore and was demoted to Triple-A Durham after a poor reduction outing (1 1/3 innings, 4 runs) towards the Orioles.
Rookie shortstop Wander Franco returned to the Tampa Bay lineup Friday for the primary time since injuring his proper hamstring Sept. 10. He went 1-for-4 with a double and a stroll, stretching his on-base streak to 40 video games.
He’s three video games shy of matching Frank Robinson’s report for the longest on-base streak by a participant underneath 21, a mark set in 1956.
“Congrats to Wander,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money stated. “It’s good to have him again — performs with loads of vitality.”
Randy Arozarena set a Tampa Bay franchise rookie report along with his ninetieth run within the victory.
Tampa Bay Rays lineup:
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Pitcher:- Pablo Lopez or Ryan Yarbrough
Catcher:- Mike Zunino
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