Preview: Marlins turn to Sandy Alcántara as series against Mets continues Saturday
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Miami Marlins (10-28, fifth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (18-20, third in the NL East)
Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (1-3, 4.93 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)
Mets: Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.60 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)
Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
The Mets are 12-8 against opponents from the NL East. New York has slugged .399 this season. Pete Alonso leads the club with a .574 slugging percentage, including 20 extra-base hits and 11 home runs.
The Marlins are 4-13 on the road. Miami has slugged .311, last in the majors. Neil Walker leads the club with a .443 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits. The Mets won the last meeting 11-2. Zack Wheeler recorded his third victory and Amed Rosario went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for New York. Pablo Lopez took his fifth loss for Miami.
Alonso leads the Mets with 31 RBIs and is batting .270. Rosario is 12-for-37 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES
Mets: 4-6, .223 batting average, 2.64 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Marlins: 2-8, .201 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Mets Injuries: Jason Vargas: 10-day IL (hamstring), Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Matz: 10-day IL (forearm), Jeurys Familia: 10-day IL (shoulder), Luis Avilan: 10-day IL (elbow), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee).