2/24 Game Recaps: New York Mets Win Against University of Michigan, End In Tie Against Houston Astros

By Kevin Baez

In the first game of a split squad, one group of Mets players defeated the University of Michigan, by a final score of 5-2.


  • Jonathon Niese started for the Mets and pitched two innings, allowing one earned run (via wild pitch) on three hits, while striking out three batters.
  • Another Mets starter Dillon Gee followed by pitching the next two innings, having an identical stat line as Niese.
  • Newly acquired infielder, Brandon Hicks went 2-3 with a double and a run scored.
  • Mets prospect Wilmer Flores hit a solo homer to left field in the sixth inning.

In the second game of the split squad, group B of the Mets and the Houston Astros ended their game in a 7-7 tie.


Feb 15, 2013; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets pitchers Matt Harvey (right) works on his mechanics with Dillon Gee during spring training at Legends Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

  • Matt Harvey started for the Mets and gave up one earned run on two hits, while striking out three batters.
  • Jeremy Hefner and Jeurys Familia both struggled in their outings today, giving up a combined five earned runs in three innings.
  • Collin Cowgill started in center field, and went 2-2 with an RBI double.
  • Travis d’Arnaud went 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts.
  • Lucas Duda went 0-4, striking out in every at-bat today.
  • Josh Edgin got out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth inning to end the game.


It would have been nice to at least have one of the games televised today, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Judging from want I see from the box score, it’s nice to see Collin Cowgill continue to make his case for the outfield this season. Furthermore, although it’s extremely early in Spring Training, Duda is struggling to bounce back from last season’s subpar performance. I am not high on him as I once was, but I am rooting for him to get it going the Mets in 2013, as he is a crucial part of the Mets 2013 offense.

Next game: In a game that will be shown on SNY tomorrow, the Mets will take on the Washington Nationals. First pitch is schedule for 6:10 pm.

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