On The MoundOliver Perez made his first start of the spring, pitching only three innings. He allowed only one hit, a double, and walked two batters.
A good, quick showing for Perez, who will be dialed back after throwing 85 pitches in his last World Baseball Classic appearance.
Bobby Parnell followed Perez, going 2 2-3 innings and scattering five hits. Parnell struck out two. Darren O'Day was next in line and allowed one walk and one strikeout in 1 1-3 innings.
Parnell is still around while Jon Niese heads to the minor league because Parnell still has a chance to stick in the bullpen. It's an outside shot, but a shot just the same.
Brian Stokes and Elmer Dessens each allowed one hit in their inning of work.
At The PlateDaniel Murphy continued his hot spring, going 2-4, with a triple. He drove in two RBIs and scored one run.
I can't wait to see him get a full season under his belt.
Ike Davis also picked up two hits, including a double, in his first spring training action. He drove in one run.
Nice to see from the young guy.
Alex Cora picked up the Mets other RBI.
On DeckThe Mets will travel to Orlando to take on the Atlanta Braves in a 1 p.m. game on Saturday. The game is not on TV.