Wednesday’s Pitching Preview 3/17

Wednesday will feature a couple of pitchers that have yet to give up any earned runs so far this spring. The Marlins will host the Mets in this matchup and Miami will send out Sandy Alacantara for the fourth time.

Alcantara has pitch 7.2 innings and has struck out ten batters while maintaining a 1.57 WHIP. In 2020, the right-hander appeared in seven games and posted a 3.00 ERA in 42.0 innings pitched.

The Mets have a scrap going on for the fifth and final spot of the rotation. With Carlos Carrasco experiencing some elbow issues, it may be wise to have someone else ready to go at start of the season.

One of the candidates is Joey Lucchesi and the left-handed is just making his second appearances of the Spring. Also with a 0.00 ERA going into today’s contest, Lucchesi has pitched just two innings and has three strikeouts with a 0.50 WHIP.

The Mets of course acquired Lucchesi during the off-season in a three-team trade that had also sent Joe Musgrove to the San Diego Padres. Sandy Alderson and crew only had to give up MiLB catcher Endy Rodriguez to the Pirates in this deal and yes, that’s it.

Tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 1:05 P.M. EST and will unfortunately not be televised, however radio will be available on Miami’s WINZ AM.

Photo from Call to the Pen

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