The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 4-1 on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Ike Davis and Matt Van Dekker each had a couple of hits. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched great, the whole pitching staff only gave up a couple of hits and a run.
Harvey pitched 4 1/3 perfect innings with five strikeouts and picked up the win. Pedro Feliciano faced two batters and retired them both, Josh Edgin pitched an inning giving up a hit and Brandon Lyon pitched a perfect inning. Scott Rice pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Greg Burke pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a couple of strikeouts.
Reese Havens had a hit, Davis had a couple of hits and Marlon Byrd had a hit. Andrew Brown had a hit and an RBI, Justin Turner had a hit and an RBI and Anthony Recker had a hit and an RBI. Den Dekker had two hits and an RBI, Davis and Brown each hit a double and den Dekker hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Byrd was caught stealing and Omar Quintanilla committed an error.
Rickey Nolasco pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up three hits and an unearned run with six strikeouts. He took the loss in the game, Mitch Talbot pitched two innings giving up four hits and three runs with two strikeouts and Adam Conley pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out the only batter that he faced. Doug Mathis pitched an inning giving up two hits and Jonathan Albaladejo pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Juan Pierre had a hit and J.T. Realmuto had a hit and an RBI. Realmuto hit a homerun and were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Figgins had a stolen base and Pierre. Valaika committed an error and Pierre had an outfield assist.
Recker had an RBI single in the second to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Dekker hit a solo homerun to make it 2-0 Mets in the fifth. Brown hit an RBI double and Turner hit an RBI single in the sixth to make it 4-0 Mets, the Marlins would score their only run in the ninth on a Realmuto solo homerun.
The Mets record improved to 3-5 on the spring and the Marlins are now 4-5. The Mets will play at Detroit on Friday afternoon and Miami will host the New York Yankees.
Postgame notes: “It builds confidence, you know”
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