Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, a split squad Mets team lost to the Marlins 5-2 in 10 innings.
After a scoreless first inning, the Marlins jumped on Dillon Gee in the second. Reed Johnson delivered an RBI double to put Miami up 1-0, but Gee stranded runners at second and third with none out to limit the damage.
The Marlins got a gift run in the fifth, scoring on a hard luck error by Matt den Dekker. After making a nice catch in center field, den Dekker fired home in an effort to keep the runner at third, but the throw went through the legs of Anthony Recker – allowing Miami to take a 2-0 lead.
The Mets got on the board in the seventh, when an RBI single off the bat of Anthony Recker drew the Mets within 2-1.
In the bottom of the ninth, after a pair of hits put runners on the corners with none out, Matt den Dekker lofted a sacrifice fly to right field to tie things at 2.
Gonzalez Germen came in to pitch the 10th for the Mets and was dreadful. After walking the first two batters he faced, Germen surrendered a pair of run scoring hits as the Nationals went up 5-2.
The Mets were held scoreless in the bottom of the 10th as Miami closed the game out.
- Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets and gave up 1 run on 4 hits in 2.1 innings pitched. He walked none and struck out 1.
- Eric Young Jr. went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles.
- Chris Young went 1 for 2.
- Curtis Granderson went 0 for 2.
- Carlos Torres was sharp, giving up just an unearned run in 3 innings of work. Torres gave up 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.
- Joel Carreno, fighting for a spot in the bullpen, struck out the side in the 8th.
- Jose Valverde tossed a scoreless 9th.
- Gonzalez Germen pitched the 1oth, walked the first 2 batters he faced, and surrendered 3 runs.
The Mets travel to Kissimmee tomorrow to take on the Astros. First pitch is at 1:05 PM.