The New York Mets and Miami Marlins played to an 8-8 tie on Saturday afternoon. The game was played at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched pretty well, their bullpen wasn’t so good. Colin Cowgill had a hit and Lucas Duda had a couple of hits.
Harvey pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. Collin McHugh pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run, Hansel Robles pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Carlos Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Elvin Ramirez pitched an inning giving up a hit and an unearned run with a walk and Greg Burke pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out a batter.
Alex Sanabia pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout for Miami. Mitch Talbot pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout, Chris Hatcher pitched an inning giving up four hits and two runs and Mike Dunn pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. A.J. Ramos pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with two strikeouts, Dan Jennings blew the save pitching an inning and giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Braulio Lara pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Cowgill had a hit, Omar Quintanilla had a hit and an RBI and Wilmer Flores had a hit. Duda had two hits and an RBI, Jamie Hoffman had a hit and Brian Bixler had a hit and two RBI. Andrew Brown had a hit and an RBI, Mike Baxter had a hit and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and an RBI. Zach Lutz had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Duda, d’Arnaud and Lutz each hit a double, Quintanilla a triple and Duda and Bixler a homerun. The Mets were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Bixler committed two errors.
Christian Yelich had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks for Miami. Kyle Jensen drew a walk, Jake Marisnick had a hit and an RBI and Rob Brantley had a hit. Joe Mahoney had two hits and four RBI, Austin Kearns had a hit and drew a walk and Chris Coghlan had two hits. Marcell Ozuna had a hit, Nick Green had two hits and Zack Cox had a hit. Green hit two doubles and Yelich hit one. Yelich hit a homerun and Mahoney hit two homeruns. The Marlins were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Figgins committed two errors and Realmuto had a passed ball. Petersen had an outfield assist.
Yelich had a leadoff homerun to give Miami a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Mahoney hit a solo homerun to give Miami a 2-0 lead. Mahoney hit a three run homerun in the fifth to make it 5-0 Marlins. The Mets would come back with two runs in the fifth. Brown hit an RBI single and Lutz hit an RBI single. In the sixth the Marlins would get the two runs back and make it a 7-2 game. Yelich had an RBI double, Marisnick had a sacrifice fly. Duda hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 7-3 game. d’Arnaud hit an RBI double, Lutz hit an RBI double and Quintanilla hit an RBI triple. It was a 7-6 game and then Miami made it 8-6 in the eighth on a fielding error. The Mets would tie the game in the bottom of the eighth at 8-8 and that is how the game would end. Bixler hit a two run homerun, they didn’t play extra innings in this game.
The Mets spring record is now 2-3 and the Marlins are 3-3. The Mets will play at the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.