The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday afternoon. The game took place in Jupiter, Florida. Omar Quintanilla had a couple of hits and Travis D’arnaud had a hit and an RBI. Jenrry Mejia started and had a rough outing, the other pitchers pitched pretty well.
Mejia pitched one inning giving up three hits and five runs with four of them being earned. He walked one and struck out two and took the loss. Cory Mazzoni pitched three perfect innings, Hansel Robles pitched two innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning. Scott Atchison pitched a perfect inning.
Jordany Valdespin had a hit, Reese Havens drew a walk and Justin Turner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Cesar Puello had a hit, Josh Satin had a hit and an RBI and Brian Bixler drew two walks. Landon Powell had a hit, D’arnaud had a hit and an RBI and Quintanilla had two hits. Wilfredo Tovar had a hit and an RBI. Quintanilla hit a double, the Mets were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base. Mejia committed an error
Ricky Nolasco pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk and picking up the win. He also struck out a batter. Dan Jennings pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with none being earned, Jon Rauch pitched a perfect inning and Steve Cishek pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. Michael Wuertz pitched an inning giving up a walk, Mike Dunn pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Chris Hatcher pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs, a walk and a strikeout. Jonathan Albaladejo pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and picked up the save.
Placido Polanco had a hit and an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and an RBI and Rob Brantly had a hit. Austin Kearns drew a walk, Casey Kotchman had a hit and four RBI and Matt Downs had a hit and an RBI. Nick Green and Chone Figgins each drew a walk. Kotchman, Stanton and Downs each hit a homerun. The Marlins were 2-2 with runners in scoring position and left one man on base. Green committed an error.
In the first the Marlins scored five runs to take a 5-0 lead. Polanco hit an RBI single and Kotchman hit a grand slam. Valdespin hit an RBI single and Turner had an RBI groundout in the third to make it a 5-2 game. In the sixth Stanton and Downs each hit a solo homerun and the Marlins led 7-2. The Mets scored three runs in the eighth to make it a 7-5 game and that was the final score. Satin hit an RBI single, D’arnaud hit a sacrifice fly and Tovar hit an RBI single.
The Mets are 1-2 in the spring and the Marlins are 2-1. The Mets are home to host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon and the Marlins will be at the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon.