The Mets and Cardinals tied today in ten innings down in Florida.
THE GOOD: Lucas Duda hit an absolute bomb in the bottom of the fourth inning to dead center field, over the 408 feet sign. If a barrier hadn’t been there to block the shot, it would’ve gone another 20 feet. It was a very impressive display of power for the up-and-coming slugger.
THE BAD: Jason Bay continued his spring struggles today, going 0-4 with a strikeout. Bay has vowed to not make major changes to his swing this spring, no matter how badly he struggles. Bay is hitting .240 this spring.
Mike Pelfrey- 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 K
Pelfrey had a good first two innings, but was rocky after that, giving up four in the third after loading the bases a couple of times, and gave up another run in the fifth inning. 59 of his 79 pitches were strikes. Today’s start lowered his spring ERA to 11.49.
Lance Lynn- 4.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, K
THE GAME BALL: Ike Davis- 2-3, Three-run home run, BB
Today’s game ball goes to Ike Davis, who had two hit in three at-bats, as well as a walk. Davis hit a three-run bomb to left center in the first. The home run was Davis’ first of the spring.
THE OTHER NOTES:
- Frank Francisco blew save in the ninth inning. At 6-5, Francisco came in and allowed a run to make the score 6-6, which ended up being the final score.
- Lucas Duda went 2-4 with a solo shot in the fourth inning.
- Bobby Parnell looked good as he tossed a scoreless seventh inning.
- Both the Mets and Cardinals both committed three errors.
Overall, the Mets looked good as a team. today. Pelfrey wasn’t good… again, but we’ve all come to expect that from Pelfrey, especially in the spring. Ike Davis seems to be getting into regular season form now. He should have a big season. There is no reason why he shouldn’t. Lucas Duda, who also should have a big year, had a nice game today, too.