Saturday in Port St. Lucie, a split squad Mets contingent took on the Twins. Dillon Gee, on track to start the third game of the season, was on the hill for the Mets.
Mar 15, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcherDillon Gee
(35) throws against the Minnesota Twins at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Young opened the scoring in the bottom of the first, lifting a home run to left field to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
The Mets added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth, when a sacrifice fly off the bat of Daniel Murphy made it 2-0. In the bottom of the fifth, the Mets increased their lead to 3-0 when Josh Satin delivered an RBI single.
In the top of the eighth, the Twins tied things up. After Vic Black loaded the bases by issuing a pair of walks around an infield single, he allowed a 2 run single to Eduardo Escobar and another run scoring single to Jermaine Mitchell as the Twins knotted things at 3.
After the ninth inning ended with the game still tied, both managers elected to end things there.
- Dillon Gee got the start and tossed 3.1 scoreless innings before reaching his pitch limit. He gave up 5 hits, walked none, and struck out 3.
- Chris Young went 2 for 3 with a solo homer.
- Daniel Murphy went 0 for 3 but delivered a sacrifice fly.
- Matt den Dekker went 2 for 5.
- Josh Satin went 1 for 2 with a walk and an RBI.
- Top prospect Dominic Smith took over at first base in the 6th. He had an infield single in his only at bat.
- Gonzalez Germen , on the periphery of the bullpen competition, tossed 1.2 scoreless innings. He allowed 1 hit, walked none and struck out 1.
- Vic Black struggled with his command in the 8th. He walked 2, allowed 3 singles, and surrendered 3 runs.
- Jeurys Familia tossed a dominant, perfect 9th. He struck out 1.
The Mets’ roster will be split up again tomorrow, and they’ll play two more games: 1:05 PM against the Cardinals in Jupiter, and 4:05 PM against the Cubs in Las Vegas.