Marlins Fall Despite Six Strong Innings From Heaney

Andrew Heaney looked like an ace in his debut on Thursday but took the loss due to a lack of run support

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    Andrew Heaney had a strong major league debut

    The Miami Marlins dropped the series opener against the New York Mets by a final score of 1-0 on Thursday.

    Andrew Heaney went six great innings in his major league debut. The top prospect allowed one run on four hits while striking out three.

    Things started out as a bit of a struggle for Heaney when he threw over 20 pitches in the first inning. David Wright also hit a home run in that inning to tag Heaney with his lone run given up.

    Due to a lack of offense against a dominant Zack Wheeler, Heaney was charged with the tough luck loss.

    Bryan Morris worked the next two innings and did so without allowing a run. Morris has not given up a single run since joining Miami.

    In the ninth, Kevin Gregg made his return to the mound as a Marlin. Gregg was promoted earlier in the day from AAA New Orleans. The veteran turned in a quick 1-2-3 inning.

    Miami only managed to put together three hits and a walk. The third hit came in the ninth courtesy of Reed Johnson who was appearing as a pinch-hitter.

    As a team, the Marlins struck out six times and looked lost against the Mets' starter. It was the first complete game of Wheeler's career.

    The Marlins will look to even up the series on Friday when Henderson Alvarez takes the mound.

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