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Spring Training Game 6: Perez Good, Mets Offense Not As Tribe Win 4-1

SPRING TRAINING GAME 6: Indians 2, Mets 1
Oliver Perez gives up a run off of two hits and strikes out three in 3.0 IP, but the Mets only manage one run all day as Cleveland pitching allows only four hits.

The Good: Oliver Perez
–3.0 IP, 1 R, 2 H 3 SO, no walks in the start, but took the loss to fall to 0-2 in the spring.  Perez’s record does not tell the story of his strong pitching, though…Alay Soler scattered four hits and a run across three innings…Scott Schoenweis was perfect in the seventh, and Joe Smith did well in the 8th and 9th, only allowing a walk…At the plate, Jose Reyes went 2-4 with a SB and Paul LoDuca had a hit and walk in his two plate appearances.
The Not-So-Good: The rest of the Mets offense, which was only able to eke out four hits (two by Reyes) and one run, and that run was off a sac fly by David Wright

Mets are back at it tomorrow as they face the Astros at 1:05 in Kissimmee…


Maine Great, Humber Not As Mets Fall To O’s, 6-3

John Maine gets off to a great start, but Philip Humber gets burned in the 3rd as the O’s drop the Mets in Fort Lauderdale.

The Good
: John Maine.  He was strong in the start allowing only a hit in two innings of work…Ruben Sierra was 2-3 from the plate and racked up 2 RBI..Lastings Milledge continued his strong spring as he went 2-4…Ambiorix Burgos allowed a hit over 2 innings as well, and Pedro Feliciano pitched an inning of scoreless, no-hit ball. 

The Not-So-Good: Philip Humber.  In an inning of work he was shelled, giving up five runs off of three hits and two walks…Anderson Hernandez was 0-3 with a walk and left three on base, and also committed and error…Mike Carp was 0-3 with a strikeout and a walk.

Mets are back at it tomorrow as they host the Indians at 1:10pm in PSL.

Spring Training Game 1: Big 8th Not Enough As Mets Lose To Tigers 5-4


SPRING TRAINING GAME 1: Tigers 5, Mets 4
Two runs scored in the 1st and 2nd were enough for the Tigers as they beat the Mets 5-4 in both teams’ Grapefruit League openers.

The Good–A few strong performances from the younger players: Ben Johnson had a strong day, going 2-3 from the plate and scoring two runs…Lastings Milledge picked up a hit in his only at-bat of the day, and also scored a run…Alay Soler went 2.0 innings today and only allowed a hit and BB while getting a strikeout…Lino Urdaneta, Aaron Heilman, Jon Adkins and Willie Collazo each went an inning, with  Collazo and Heilman only allowing a hit each; Urdaneta and Adkins allowed no hits.  Billy Wagner had a reasonable day, despite giving up 2 H and a run in his inning of work.

The Not-So-Good–Not a good day on the hill for Oliver Perez, who got the start
and gave up four runs (all earned), five hits (one HR), and one BB
while striking out only one batter in 2.0 innings of work.  Carlos Beltran joins Perez in the doghouse, at least for today, as he went 0-3 from the plate, striking out twice and leaving three on base.

Back-to-back games coming up against the defending champion Cardinals tomorrow at 1:10pm (SNY will have the game live, as well as MLB.tv for out-of-town fans) and Friday at 1:05.