Today the Mets played their first game of the Spring and tied the Braves 5-5 through 10 innings. Since I was at the game, there will be no numbers in this post game because in the spring numbers do not matter. It is all an evaluation of how the players look so just some bullet notes on the game from a live watch point of view.
- Mejia had spectacular stuff today since he struck out 3 guys (all looking). However, his control was off as he threw more than 1 wild pitch, including a run scoring pitch.
- Beato looked sensational with control and his stuff.
- I was impressed with Taylor Tankersley…if he can stay healthy then he can be a real asset to the team
- Reyes looked really good getting a hit. His legs also looked healthy.
- Wright hit the ball hard in both his at-bats and made a great diving play. I was pleased.
- Ike and Pagan didn’t look completely comfortable today.
- Bay and Castillo each had a hit, but Bay did strike out.
- Fernando Martinez had the most up and down day today, first he tried to launch a ball to the cut off man and missed him, causing an error. However, he did hit a 2 run homer to tie the game.
- Acosta looked off and got hit hard today in his second inning of work.
- The Mets showed some comeback potential today tying the game in the bottom of the 9th and 10th to avoid the loss.
- I also loved making all the “Who” jokes when Chin-Lung Hu was at bat or on the basepaths.
Overall, I had a great day at the park and saw most of the players whom I wanted to see live play. I did take some not so good photos just from my seat and I would have put them up however, my friend Garrison decided to delete my phone memory (it was an accident.) But don’t worry you’re not missing much. You guys can get WAY better Mets pictures over at Metsblog. I hope everyone enjoys my postgames throughout the year. All the others hereafter will be more numerical than this. It only feels right to end with…LETS GO METS!
Last night OF Fernando Martinez and 2B Ruben Tejada were scratched from the Bisons lineup. It was suspected that they were either traded or they were coming to the Mets. Today they were informed that they will be joining the Mets tonight in Philly. To make roster space, we released Alex Cora and demoted Jesus Feliciano.
I was surprised that Cora was released. They wanted his option not to vest which I understand, but Alex was the closest thing we had to a leader. I would have rather seen Luis Castillo go.