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Sandy Alcantara was one of the key prospects the Miami Marlins acquired in their offseason overhaul Authentic Ronald Jones II Jersey , and he showed plenty of promise in his first career start.
The 22-year old right-hander made his much-anticipated Marlins debut and allowed just one run over five innings as the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 8-2 on Friday night.
”It feels really good,” Alcantara said. ”I’m super excited.”
Alcantara (1-0) struck out two and gave up five walks and three hits.
”A little bit wild, a little bit of trouble with the strike zone, but being able to get through five – he’s still a work in progress,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.
The 22-year old right-hander was the top prospect acquired in the offseason trade that sent Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. Alcantara made eight relief appearances for the Cardinals last season.
”(Alcantara) has a very promising future,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.
JT Riddle hit a three-run homer and Lewis Brinson, who had three hits, also homered in a pivotal six-run third inning.
”JT able to hit that just kind of breaks it open from there and we’re in pretty good shape,” Mattingly said
Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto returned to the lineup after missing four games with a hand injury. Realmuto went 1 of 4 with an RBI and also picked off a runner at second base.
”It’s one of the reasons why he’s the best catcher in all of baseball,” Riddle said of Realmuto’s pickoff. ”To do stuff like that Authentic M.J. Stewart Jersey , a lot of people don’t do that and for a catcher to be able to do that defensively plus the way he swings the bat, it’s very good.”
New York’s Corey Oswalt (0-1) started in place of Jacob deGrom, who was scratched hours before the game to deal with a family matter. The Mets expect deGrom to start Saturday afternoon.
Oswalt looked nothing like deGrom, whose 1.69 ERA is the best in the majors. Oswalt allowed six hits and six runs in just 2 2/3 innings. All six of the runs Oswalt allowed came in the third inning.
”It didn’t change anything,” Oswalt said of the late notice. ”I went out there and tried to attack the zone. I just didn’t make enough pitches today.”
Brinson led off the third with his 10th home run of the season. Realmuto and Starlin Castro followed with run-scoring singles before Riddle’s three-run blast to right field gave the Marlins a 6-0 lead.
Devin Mesoraco had an RBI double for the Mets, who have lost nine of 10.
”We weren’t really in this game tonight,” Callaway said.
Cameron Maybin knocked in Brinson in the sixth to give the Marlins a 7-1 lead.
BRINSON A TRIPLE SHY OF CYCLE
Brinson recorded a single, double, and home run for his third game this month with at least three hits. He grounded into a double play in his fourth at-bat to foil his attempt for the cycle.
BAUTISTA AND FLORES MAKE IT 14 STRAIGHT
New York’s Jose Bautista and Wilmer Flores each reached base each extending their streaks to 14 games.
Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (calf) is expected to rejoin the rotation next week. … OF Yoenis Cespedes (hip) remained in Port St. Lucie, Florida Authentic Carlton Davis Jersey , rather than joining the team for this series. Cespedes will continue to receive treatment and physical therapy.
Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (lat) will have season-ending surgery. Smith finishes 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.
The Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife.
Hurney had been on a paid leave of absence during the investigation.
He is one of four candidates who have interviewed for the team’s permanent general manager position, which is expected to be filled soon.
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The NFL said in a statement Friday that its ”investigation identified no evidence to support an allegation of domestic violence or similar conduct that would constitute a violation of the personal conduct policy.”
The league said it requested to talk to his ex-wife Jeannie Hurney, but that she declined.
Marty Hurney said in a statement through his attorney that he’s ”grateful” to be headed back to work after what he called ”false claims” by his ex-wife.
His attorney, Kathleen Lucchesi, told The Associated Press in an email Friday Hurney was headed back to work immediately to begin preparations for the NFL draft and free agency.
Hurney’s interim contract is set to expire June 30.
”It’s been a very long two weeks for Marty and his family,” Lucchesi said in a statement emailed to AP. ”In this digital age, it’s nearly impossible to overcome suspicion, defend yourself, and clear your name once the court of public opinion gets a hold of a false narrative. The public scrutiny can be devastating and unrelenting. In this case Authentic Alex Cappa Jersey , it was also unnecessary.
”Words cannot express how thankful Marty is for the love and unwavering support of his family. He is grateful to the NFL for conducting a thorough investigation. He is also grateful for the continued confidence and support of the Panthers organization. Marty is looking forward to getting back to the work of building a strong and successful Panthers team for the 2018 season.”
The NFL said its investigation included a review of available law enforcement and court records, sworn testimony in prior proceedings, and interviews of multiple people including Hurney.
The Panthers placed Hurney on paid administrative leave on Feb. 4 when the NFL began an investigation into whether Hurney violated the league’s personal conduct policy after Jeannie Hurney unsuccessfully requested a temporary restraining order alleging her ex-husband harassed her.
Hurney remarried in 2016 and has a 14-month old child at home.
At that time Lucchesi told AP in an email that Hurney was ”very upset” by the allegations ”first, because they are not true, and second, because she made them at a time she and the rest of Charlotte knew Marty was interviewing for the GM job with the Panthers.”
The Panthers brought Hurney back to be their interim general manager last July after then-owner Jerry Richardson fired Dave Gettleman days before the start of training camp to provide some stability in the organization.
Hurney was the Panthers GM from 1998 through 2012 and is credited for building the core of a team that reached the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
Along with Hurney, the Panthers have also interviewed Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson, Texans assistant general manager Jimmy Raye III and 49ers senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew for its permanent GM position.
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