MIAMI — Cody Poteet figures he has been pitching to maintain his job each trip, and the Miami Marlins are glad to maintain giving him work.
The stunning rookie threw seven scoreless innings in his third profession begin and retired his final 14 batters, serving to Miami beat the Mets, 5-1, Sunday.
Poteet additionally collected his first main league hit and R.B.I. on a 40-foot single through the Marlins’ five-run second inning.
“It was fun to be out there. I felt like a little kid,” Poteet stated. “I never know when it could be my last day in the big leagues. I’m thankful to be here, and want to do the best I can.”
Miami took the rubber sport of the three-game collection to shut inside two video games of the N.L. East-leading Mets (21-19), who’ve been riddled by accidents and completed 3-6 on a three-city Southern swing.
Poteet (2-0) allowed three hits and walked none whereas reducing his E.R.A. to 1.06. The right-hander from U.C.L.A., a fourth-round draft decide by Miami in 2015, posted a 19-39 document within the minors earlier than reaching the majors this month at age 26.
“It has been very special for me,” he stated. “I’ve been able to keep, for the most part, my emotions under control.”
Poteet flummoxed the Mets with a changeup, slider and 95 mile-an-hour fastball. In 17 innings he has given two runs, 10 hits and two walks.
“You start to have that confidence that he’s going to get you into a game,” Miami Manager Don Mattingly stated. “Hopefully this continues. He’s throwing the ball good. He has good stuff.”
The Mets, who rank final within the majors in slugging, managed simply six hits and totaled 19 in 30 innings within the collection. They didn’t get a runner to second in opposition to Poteet.
“It felt like they were never really in that game,” Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson stated.
Mets Manager Luis Rojas credited Poteet.
“The kid threw the ball really well from the beginning,” Rojas stated. “He was mixing his entire repertoire and pitched backward when he needed to.”
Miami’s Jesus Aguilar, who started the day second within the N.L. in R.B.I., singled dwelling a run to finish a 1-for-28 skid. Jazz Chisholm singled for the Marlins’ different run-scoring hit.
Jordan Yamamoto (1-1) lasted 4 innings in his first begin of the 12 months and his first in opposition to his former staff. He allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, and 6 hits.
He stated his proper shoulder started to trouble him within the third inning.
“No excuse — I messed up,” Yamamoto stated. “I let the team down. I’ve got to be better.”
The Marlins’ second-inning outburst included Poteet’s swinging bunt single, successful batsman, a stroll and a throwing error by shortstop Francisco Lindor, which led to an unearned run. Rojas positioned blame for the error on Yamamoto, who didn’t catch the throw protecting first attempting to finish a double play.