Today, the Mets took on the Baltimore Orioles in the first spring training game of the year. Luis Castillo and Ryan Church shone for the Mets, picking up seven RBIs between them.
On The Mound
Sean Green, who made the start for the Mets, only pitched 2-3 of an inning, as he has to leave the game with what turned out to be a cut on his middle finger nail. He expects to miss no time. Pedro Feliciano and Duaner Sanchez followed Green, with Sanchez allowing two runs on one hit and two walks.
Valerio De Los Santos and Matt DeSalvo combined for three innings. De Los Santos let in one run in his inning of duty.
Brian Stokes and Darren O'Day, a rule V pick, each threw one shut out inning. Elmer Dessens finished out the game with a rough inning, loading the bases, before inducing a double play ball to end the game.
At The Plate
As noted above, Church and Castillo stole the show.
Castillo went 2-4 with a double, driving in two RBIs per hit. Church has two doubles, driving in three RBIs.
Angel Pagan began his spring with a bang, going 3-4 with a walk and a run scored.
Young guns Nick Evans and Daniel Murphy each has very good games as well. Evans went 3-4 and scored three runs. Murphy went 2-3 with a walk, scoring twice and also making a nice play in the field, according to reports.
In The Field
Muprhy and Pagan each had an outfield assist. Ramon Castro also picked off Luke Scott at first base.
The Mets will take on the Florida Marlins in Port St. Lucie tomorrow at 1 p.m. The game will be available on SNY.