Mar 24, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA;New York Mets starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (16) throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
In five innings of work during which he threw 90 pitches, Matsuzaka allowed three runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out four.
Earlier this spring, Matsuzaka was paid a $100,000 retention bonus in order for the Mets to be able to send him to Triple-A.
Matsuzaka has an out in his contract at the end of May if he hasn’t yet been called up to the major leagues.
Las Vegas ultimately defeated Sacramento 7-6.
Also notable Monday night for Triple-A Las Vegas:
- Wilmer Flores started at shortstop and went 1 for 4 at the plate.
- Bobby Abreu went 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles.
- Cesar Puello went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.
- Josh Edgin pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
Next up for Las Vegas:
Rafael Montero gets the start Tuesday night at 10:05 PM.