The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon. The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 15-9. Steven Matz started and he wasn’t good. Zach Wheeler wasn’t very good either. Curtis Granderson led the offense with a couple of hits and five RBI.
Matz pitched four innings giving up eight hits and five runs with a walk and a strikeout. Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and retired him, Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with only one being earned. He walked one and struck out one, Wheeler took his second loss of the spring pitching three innings and giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and a strikeout and Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs.
Jose Reyes had a hit and a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Granderson had two hits and five RBI, Desmond Lindsay had a hit and Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI. Jay Bruce had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Travis d’Arnaud had two hits and Cabrera, Walker and d’Arnaud each hit a double. Granderson hit two homeruns and Bruce hit a homerun. The Mets were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Bruce had a stolen base and Cabrera and Cespedes each committed an error. Carrillo had a passed ball.
In the first Justin Bour hit into a double play and a run scored giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Yoenis Cespedes hit an RBI ground out to tie the game at one. Granderson hit a two-run homerun to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. In the second Matt den Dekker hit a two-run double to tie the game at three, Scott Copeland hit a sac bunt that gave the Marlins a 4-3 lead and J.T. Realmuto an RBI double giving them a 5-3 lead. In the bottom of the second Granderson hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 5-4. Walker hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 6-5 lead. In the fifth Destin Hood reached on an error and the game was tied at six. den Dekker hit a sac fly and the Marlins regained the lead at 7-6. Ryan Jackson hit an RBI ground out to push the lead to 8-6 still in the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth Bruce hit a solo homerun and the lead was cut to 8-7. In the sixth Marcell Ozuna hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 9-7. Granderson hit a two-run homerun in the sixth to tie the game at nine. In the eighth Tyler Moore hit a solo homerun to give the Marlins back the lead at 10-9 and Ramon Cabrera hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 12-9. In the ninth Moore hit a three-run homerun to make it a 15-9 game and that would be the final score.