The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie and the final score was 11-6. Robert Gsellman started and pitched well for the Mets and Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia also pitched well. Phillip Evans led the offense with a couple of hits and five RBI.
Gsellman pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Reed pitched a perfect inning, Familia earned the win pitching an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out two. Tom Gorzelanny pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run, Erik Goeddel pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and David Roseboom pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs. Hansel Robles pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out three.
Evans had two hits and five RBI, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI. Curtis Granderson had a hit, Brandon Nimmo had three hits and Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI. Gavin Cecchini had a hit, Jay Bruce drew a walk and Travis Taijeron had a hit. Wilmer Flores had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Dominic Smith drew a walk and Travis d’Arnaud had two hits. Tomas Nido had a hit, Matt Reynolds had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Reynolds hit a double. Cespedes, Walker and Evans each hit a homerun and the Mets were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Cespedes had an outfield assist.
In the fourth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Walker hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 3-0. A wild pitch made it a 4-0 game still in the fourth inning. In the fifth Derek Dietrich hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1. In the fifth Flores hit an RBI single to make it a 5-1 game and then Evans hit a grand slam to extend the lead to 9-1. In the seventh Tomas Telis hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 9-2. Yefri Perez hit an RBI double to make it a 9-3 game. In the seventh Reynolds hit an RBI double to make it 10-3 and then Evans hit an RBI single to push it to 11-3. In the eighth J.T. Riddle hit into a force out and it was 11-4 and then Isaac Galloway hit an RBI single to cut it to 11-5 and Telis hit an RBI single to make it 11-6 which would be the final score.