Monday in Port St. Lucie, the Mets took on the Marlins. Bartolo Colon, signed to a two year deal during the offseason, got the start in his 2014 Grapefruit League debut.
Feb 17, 2014; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcherBartolo Colon
(40) works out during todays first official day of spring training at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
After both teams were held scoreless for the first 3 innings, the Marlins posted a 3-spot against Bartolo Colon in the top of the fourth.
Colon allowed a walk and a single to open the frame before surrendering a two run triple to Josh Lucas. An RBI groundout then made it 3-0 Miami.
The Marlins added 4 runs off longshot bullpen candidate Ryan Reid in the top of the eighth to increase their lead to 9-0.
The Mets chipped a run across in the bottom of the eighth to make it 9-1 Miami, before the Marlins knocked 2 more runs across in the top of the ninth to up their lead to 11-1 and close out the scoring.
- Bartolo Colon was solid in his spring debut. He gave up 3 runs (all in his 4th inning of work) on 5 hits in 4 innings pitched. He walked 1 and struck out 1.
- Ruben Tejada made another error in the field, exchanging from glove to hand in the second inning. At the plate, he got his first hit of the spring when he doubled down the third base line in the 2nd inning. Overall, he went 1 for 2 with a walk.
- Travis d’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts.
- Eric Young, Jr. went 1 for 3.
- Jack Leathersich gave up 2 runs on 1 hit (a tape-measure home run) in his inning of work. He walked 1.
- Longshot bullpen candidate Ryan Reid gave up 4 runs on 6 hits in his inning of work.
- Scott Rice gave up a pair of runs in the 9th.
The Mets play the Cardinals tomorrow in Jupiter at 1:05 PM with Jonathon Niese on the hill. The game will air on the MLB Network and on WOR 710.