The Mets gave up a run in the 9th and 10th innings en route to a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 6-5.
Mike Pelfrey made the start for the Mets today, rebounding from a 7-run effort last time out. Pelfrey allowed 6 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) in 4 2-3 innings. Pelfrey induced 6 ground ball outs, 7 pop fly outs. Pelfrey walked 2 batters and struck out 1.
A better outing, but this is going simply by numbers. With El Duque getting healthier and working with the new windup, we probably will see a superb competition for the 5th spot down the stretch of spring training.
Matt Wise pitched 1 1-3 of an inning, allowing one run on 3 hits. Wise struck out 1. Pedro Feliciano allowed an unearned run to score on 2 hits. Feliciano also struck out one batter.
Both of these guys will be mainstays in the bullpen come the regular season. A bit of a shaky day for them, along with the rest of the pitching staff.
Jorge Sosa allowed a run in the 9th inning to allow the Cardinals to tie up the game. Sosa pitched 2 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits. Sosa struck out two batters, while walking none. Joselo Diaz took the loss, allowing one run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Sosa is a curious case. If Pelfrey doesn't take the 5th spot in the rotation, does he go down to AAA or will he become the long man in the 'pen? If he does take the spot in the 'pen, what happens to Sosa?
Jose Reyes went 2-3 today, scoring two runs. Endy Chavez also went 2-3, knocking in 2 runs with a double in the third inning. Chavez also scored one run in today's game.
Nice production from the top of the lineup today.
Fernando Martinez went 2-2 as a sub, picking up two doubles. Pelfrey went 1-2, scoring once to help his own cause. Brady Clark subbed in, going 1-1 with a walk and run scored. Olmedo Saenz picked up an RBI, going 1-2.
Checking in on the Carloses, Carlos Beltran went 1-2, with an RBI while making the start in centerfield today. Carlos Delgado went 0-3, but did not strike out.
Delgado needs to pick it up, and soon. Beltran left after 4 innings due to tiredness.