Mets takeaways from Wednesday’s win over the Marlins, including homers from Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso and Ronny Mauricio
The Mets hit 11, including three home runs, on their way to an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins in spring training on Wednesday.
Here are the takeaways…
– Francisco Lindor gave the Mets a 2-1 lead at the top of the third with a monster two-run home run to right field. It was his first homer of spring practice as he ended the day 1-on-3 at the plate.
– Peter Alonso hit his second home run of the spring with a shot that just went over the left field wall like finishing the game 1-on-3.
– Tylor Megil sent the Marlins down 14 pitches in first order and got a pop out and two ground outs. Megill allowed a leadoff single Jean Segura in the second who then came around to continue scoring Jon Bertie‘s two-out single to the left. The right-hander’s day was over after two innings of work, allowing for a two-hit run of 36 pitches (22 strikes).
Speaking to reporters during the game, Megill said he was happy with his outing, adding that he’s been working on his curveball this spring and threw it a couple of times on Wednesday.
“It went well,” said Megill. “Let’s say the goal for the day was to throw only strikes, as many as possible, off-speed, fastballs. So overall I think it was good, felt good.”
– Ronnie Maurizio Pinch hit in the top of the ninth and crushed his third home run of spring practice. Mauricio stayed in the game, playing second base in the bottom of the ninth.
– Tomas Nido went 2-for-3 with two line drive singles into midfield. Tim Locastro was hit by a pitch on third and then stole second base. Locastro drove in two carries on a double to left field to the top of fourth for his only hit of the game. fuse catcher Michael Perez went 1-on-1 with an RBI double in the eighth.
-DH Francisco Alvarez went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He showed his speed by moving from first to third place with Locastro’s doubles across the board.
– LHP Brooks Raley replaced Megill on the mound and allowed a three-hit run in his lone inning of work. RHP Stefan Nogošek threw a scoreless fourth inning, allowing just one hit and recording a strikeout. LHP Zach Gnat Brain came in to throw the bottom of the fifth and the first batter he faced achieved a throwing error Brett Baty, and moved up to second place. Back-to-back groundouts allowed the run to cross the plate, but Muckenhirn struck Jazz Chisholm Jr. to finish the inning.
– Recently claimed RHP Sam Coonrod hit two batters in his scoreless inning of work, as did Righty Jimmy Yacabonis in the seventh.
– Baty ended the game 0v2 with a strikeout and Markus Vientos went 1-for-2 with a double in the ninth inning.
The Mets meet the Atlanta Braves at home at 1:10 p.m. Thursday
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