It seems the Mets are ready for the start of the season.
On The Mound
John Maine made the start, going 5 2-3 innings allowing two runs. He allowed one home run, a solo shot from Cody Ross. Maine let up six hits and one walk while striking out three.
He seems to be accepting the tweaks well. He threw 83 pitches, so if it was the regular season, I could see him going 7 innings if he's not struggling.
Pedro Feliciano finished out the sixth inning, striking out the sole batter he faced. Sean Green pitched a scoreless 7th inning, allowing one hit. J.J. Putz faced two batters, striking out both, before leaving the game with an injured fingernail.
One of the stranger injuries in sports. I'm sure he'll be just fine.
Darren O'Day finished out the inning, striking out one. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth, striking out two.
Every pitcher who entered the game for the Mets struck out at least one batter. They struck out 10 overall.
At The Plate
The Mets knocked out 12 hits and scored nine runs.
Daniel Murphy, Jonathan Malo and David Wright each drove in two runs. Malo hit an inside the park home run.
A Jerry Manuel favorite. I hope he performs well at Triple-A Buffalo. Keep an eye on him.
Carlos Delgado went 3-3, driving in one run. Marlon Anderson and Maine each picked up an RBI as well. Jose Reyes went 2-4, scoring twice.
Not bad, not bad at all Mets bats.
The Mets will head back to Jupiter, Fla. to play the St. Louis Cardinals for a 1:05 p.m. game. The game is NOT on TV.