Good: John Maine was absolutely stellar today.
Bad: The offense only managed 3 hits.
Maine went 6 innings, allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk. He struck out 7 batters while on the bump. He faced only 19 batters, only one over the maximum.
That just about says it all right there. What else could you want from your number four starter? Amazing.
Joe Smith and Nelson Figueroa combined to finish out the game, with Figueroa allowing the only hit between them. Smith pitched 1 2-3, walking one and striking out two. Figueroa pitched 1 1-3 of an inning, allowing that one hit and striking out one.
Spectacular. Figueroa for #5? Anyone?
Luis Castillo picked up as many hits as the Orioles team, going 2-3, with a double and the lone RBI of the game. Brady Clark scored the only run in the third inning, walking and scoring on Castillo's hit. Marlon Anderson walked twice as the DH, and Ruben Gotay also walked once.
Castillo has been very hot as of late. Lets hope he can carry that into the season.
Ryan Church picked up the other hit for the Mets, and also swiped his first stolen base of the spring.
Church may be coming on here, so keep your eye on him. I foresee big things for him this year.
Game Ball: Maine. No doubt.