Sorry for no pre-game post.
- Oliver Perez was shacking giving up 6 runs on 3 and 2/3 innings of work. Not a good sign at all.
- Carlos Muniz, Elmer Dessens and Bobby Parnell all pitched scoreless innings but Ron Villone was in the middle of them giving up 4 runs on his inning of work and also getting the lose. Brian Stokes also finished the game with 2 scoreless innings. Villone won’t make the team but it is a good sign that Parnell is doing well.
- Carlos Beltran was 2 for 3 with a RBI in his first game back from the WBC while Carlos Delgado was 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game back.
- Fernando Tatis was 3 for 3 and is hitting .408 this spring in his bid for playing time this year.
Today at Lakeland the Mets (6-7-1) beat the Detroit Tigers (4-9) 9-3.
- Cory Sulivan, Jose Valentin and Rene Rivera ll hit home runs.
- Daniel Murphy hit a big 2 out 2 RBI double in the 5th to give the Mets the lead they would need.
- Bobby Parnell pitched 2 2/3 no-hit innings out of the pen in his bid for a roster spot.
- Mets went 9 up 9 down in first 3 innings but then rebounded in forth and fifth against Tigers starter Edwin Jackson.
- Daniel Murphy was 3 for 5
- Nick Evans was 2 for 4
Game has started. Sullivan flied out, Valentin grounded out and Murphy struck out.
I would imagine he is done but we’ll see.
…update 2:26 PM
Back to back walks in 5th force Tigers to change pitchers.
…update 2:29 PM
2 RBI double by Daniel Murphy. Mets now lead 6-2 still in top of 5th. Mets are pounding on Tigers reliever Freddy Doisy.
…update 2:33 PM
Parnell stayed in and pitched a 1-2-3 inning.
…update 3:12 PM
Ruben Tejada scores on a errror 7-3 Mets.
…update 3:26 PM
Rene Rivera homered 9-3 Mets now middle of the 8th.
Today the Mets (5-7-1) will travel to Lakeland, FL to play the Tigers (4-8)
A. Green, 3B