NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge by beating the New York Mets 4-3. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1. They’re 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the team’s coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. The Marlins, who went 57-105 last year, posted their latest victory on a rainy night. New York has lost seven of nine.
Before today Humberto Mejía had not pitched above Single-A.
Tonight he struck out 6 in his debut. pic.twitter.com/nXYGM0rl2W
— MLB (@MLB) August 8, 2020