Monday, the Mets – with the majority of their regulars resting after returning from Las Vegas – took on the Marlins.
Mar 17, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher John Lannan (32) throws during a game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
John Lannan gave up a pair of runs to the Marlins in the bottom of the first, and another pair of runs in the bottom of the third as Miami took a 4-0 lead.
The Mets got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Anthony Recker delivered an RBI single to make it 4-1.
The Marlins got that run back when Reed Johnson hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth, and added 3 more runs when Giancarlo Stanton blasted a 3 run shot in the bottom of the sixth to expand Miami’s lead to 8-1.
Cory Mazzoni gave 2 of those runs back in the bottom of the eighth as the Marlins took a 10-6 lead.
The Mets loaded the bases with no one out in the top of the ninth, but were only able to scratch 1 run across – on a Brian Burgamy double play ball.
- John Lannan got the start and was roughed up. He gave up 5 runs on 8 hits in 3.1 innings pitched. He walked 4 and struck out 1.
- Jose Valverde tossed 1.2 perfect innings, striking out 2.
- Scott Rice gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in 0.2 innings pitched.
- Ruben Tejada went 1 for 3. He struck out twice.
The Mets host the Tigers in Port St. Lucie tomorrow at 1:10 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for New York.