The New York Mets and Miami Marlins tied 4-4 on Friday afternoon at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Logan Verrett got the start for the Mets and pitched ok in his two innings of work. The Mets bullpen guys pitched pretty well and Dilson Herrera led the offense with a couple of hits and an RBI.
Verrett pitched two innings giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned. Akeel Morris pitched an inning giving up a hit, Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run. Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Duane Below pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out two and Chasen Bradford pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.
Juan Lagares had a hit, Wilmer Flores drew a walk and Neil Walker had a hit. Herrera had two hits and an RBI, Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk and Alejandro De Aza had a hit. Travis Taijeron had a hit, T.J. Rivera had a hit and an RBI and Ty Kelly had a hit and an RBI. Taijeron hit a triple and Herrera hit a homerun. The Mets were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Lucas Duda and Asdrubal Cabrera each committed an error. Marc Krauss had an outfield assist.
In the second inning Destin Hood hit a two run homerun to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead. In the fifth Christian Yelich reached on a fielding error and a run scored to push the lead to 3-0 Marlins. In the bottom of the fifth Rivera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1. Kelly hit an RBI single to make it a 3-2 game and in the bottom of the seventh the Mets tied the game at three on a strikeout and then when the ball was thrown to first the run scored. In the ninth Kenny Wilson hit an RBI single to give the Marlins a 4-3 lead. In the bottom of the ninth Herrera hit an inside-the-park homerun to tie the game at four and that is how the game ended. The Mets are now 0-1-1 in the grapefruit league and will play the Houston Astros Saturday afternoon in Kissimmee, Florida.