JerarEncarnacion’s first MLB hit was a grand-slam in the Miami Marlins’ win

NEW YORK — Jerar Encarnacion Appelled up to the Major Leagues. Miami Marlins Teammate Sandy Alcantara The promise was made to the 24-year-old.

“I told him that if you get a hit, or a homer,” the pitcher remembered saying as he returned to the hotel on Friday night.

Encarnacion was inserted into the Marlins' depleted starting lineup and made an impressive major league debut with a seventh-inning grand-slam. Encarnacion also stole a base and threw out a runner from third base to right field, which lifted Alcantara over Miami. New York Mets Sunday: 6-2

This is a great debut.

Alcantara heard Encarnacion smile after the game and said, “Let’s go — get mine clothes!”

The pitcher replied, “Anything he wishes.”

Alcantara first met Encarnacion in 2014 in San Isidro, Dominican Republic. Encarnacion signed the Marlins' contract the next year. He started in the minors for 2016 and was their number one prospect. After his win over Washington's Sterling Sharp in the Arizona Fall League championship, Encarnacion is now the 16th prospect.

Encarnacion was Miami's No. 1 prospect when he lost his year of minor league baseball to the coronavirus epidemic. After suffering a right knee injury while chasing a foulball, Encarnacion was the No. 22 prospect.

After hitting 13 homers in the minors, he began 2022 at Double A Pensacola.

The unfashionably high uniform No. 64, and Randy in the stands, the 6′-5, 239-pound outfielder threw. Tomas Nido After a one hop drive off the right field wall, Encarnacion tried to make a third-inning double. Encarnacion grounded out in his first two at bats and then came to the plate with Alcantara (7-2), trailing 1-0 in seventh.

Seth Lugo You are relieved Chris Bassitt (5-5) with all bases loaded. Encarnacion received some tips from Marcus Thames, the hitting coach. He fell behind 3-1 in this count. He called a strike and drove a 92.6-mph fastball 371ft to the opposite field, over the right sidewall.

Lugo stated that he “threw a pretty good backdoor Sinker and he just went along with it.” “Figured that staying away was a safe option.”

Encarnacion raised both his right arms in triumph, while he was completing the circle first.

Don Mattingly, Marlins manager, said that he showed the entire package today. “He ran pretty well, got the power, and he defense was pretty strong.” He's been compared to Vladdy Guerrero Sr., which I've always done.

Encarnacion became the first major league player since at most 1901 to record a grand-slam and outfield assist in his debut. Encarnacion gave Miami a 4-1 lead and became the second Miami player to hit a grand slam. He did this after Jeremy Hermida's win against Alberto Reyes, Aug. 31, 2005. Daniel Camarena from San Diego, who was facing Max Scherzer of Washington, was the last person to accomplish the feat.

Jon Berti A seventh-inning RBI single was added. Jazz Chisholm Jr. In the ninth, a run-scoring two-run double.

New York, a NL-best 44-24, lost the final 12 home games. Miami ended a three game skid and won the 10th consecutive Citi Field match.

Bassitt's streak of scorelessness was extended to 14 innings prior to the seventh when the Marlins loaded bases on singles by Miguel Rojas And Jacob Stallings Bryan De La Cruz followed with his one-out walk.

Alcantara is second in the major leagues with a 1.72 ERA, just behind San Diego. Joe MusgroveHe allowed six runs in eight innings, struck eight out, and walked one. He has been able to pitch seven innings without allowing more than two earned runs, which is the longest streak of such consistency since Felix Hernandez in Seattle (16 consecutive).

Francisco Lindor He scored the Mets' run-scoring single in sixth. It was his 52nd RBI. Luis Guillorme The seventh game featured an RBI single.

Bassitt struck out a season-high nine while allowing three runs and five hits in 6⅓ innings.

Miami received the ball from Encarnacion's fan, and he left it in his backpack. He will give it back to Carmela, his mother.

Anderson, his brother who had died three years earlier, was a thought that he recalled.

Encarnacion spoke through a translator, “He once told me that I was going to make the major league level.” “That was always something I appreciated.”

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