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3/1 Game Recap: Mets Fall To Marlins 9-1

By Danny Abriano

Saturday in Port St. Lucie, the Mets took on the Marlins in the second game of their spring training slate.

Feb 28, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view as the Washington Nationals play the New York Mets during spring training at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

In today’s example of why spring training records don’t matter, the Mets’ starting lineup included just one player (Chris Young) who is likely to be in the starting lineup on opening day at Citi Field.

Game Recap:

Kyle Farnsworth entered a scoreless game in the third and surrendered a long home run to Austin Barnes as Miami took a 1-0 lead.

The Mets tied the game at 1 in the bottom of the fourth when Lucas Duda crushed a mammoth 430 foot home run to deep right field – against the wind.

In the fifth, the Marlins went back ahead 2-1 when they scored on a wild pitch by Mets minor leaguer John Church.

Josh Edgin had a rough sixth inning, surrendering five runs (four earned) while facing mostly right handed hitters. He was also victimized by two errors that were committed behind him as the Marlins extended their lead to 7-1.

The Marlins added a run off Ryan Reid in the seventh to go up 8-1, and plated an unearned run off Vic Black in the ninth to take a 9-1 lead and close out the scoring.


  • John Lannan, who has an outside shot to win a spot in the rotation, allowed 1 hit and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings.
  • Kyle Farnsworth gave up a solo homer in his inning of work. He relied mostly on offspeed stuff, and his fastball sat between 86-87 MPH, with one clocked at 92 MPH. Farnsworth’s average fastball velocity in 2013 was 92.6 MPH.
  • Lucas Duda went 1 for 3 with a long solo home run.
  • Josh Edgin gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits in the 6th, while the defense committed 2 errors behind him.
  • Ryan Reid, a dark horse bullpen candidate, gave up 1 run on 2 hits in an inning of work.
  • Vic Black’s fastball sat between 95-96 MPH, and he gave up an unearned run in the 9th.

Next Up:

The Mets travel to Jupiter tomorrow to take on the Cardinals at 1:05 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for New York.

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