The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Monday afternoon in a split squad game. The game took place at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida and the final score was 5-0. Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched well. T.J. Rivera and Rene Rivera each had two hits to lead the offense.
Wheeler pitched five innings giving up two hits and no runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Wheeler won his first game of the season. Chasen Bradford pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two, Kevin McGowan pitched a perfect inning and Logan Taylor pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out a batter. Cory Burns pitched a perfect inning.
Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Luis Guillorme had a hit and Patrick Biondi had a hit and drew a walk. Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk, Kevin Kaczmarski drew a walk and Jay Bruce had a hit and an RBI. Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI, L.J. Mazzilli drew a walk and T.J. Rivera had two hits and three RBI. Rene Rivera had two hits, Flores, R. Rivera and Guillorme each hit a double. T. Rivera hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
In the sixth Bruce hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Flores hit an RBI double still in the sixth to extend the lead to 2-0, T. Rivera hit a three-run homerun and the lead was pushed to 5-0. All the runs were scored in the sixth and 5-0 was the final.