After a game that saw a combined 13 runs on 22 hits, the Mets came out on top after an Anthony Recker three-run bomb in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 7-6 victory. The Mets evened their Grapefruit League record to 10-10.
Zack Wheeler was tagged in the first inning for a triple, single, and a home run, that put the Braves up 2-0. It would have been worse if not for another amazing catch by Juan Lagares, leaping at the wall to steal away a home run. Wheeler threw 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on five hits, a walk and striking out two. He came back strong.
Kyle Farnsworth tossed one inning and gave up two runs on two hits, a walk, didn’t strikeout a batter and his spring ERA ballooned to 5.87.
Eric Young, Jr, led off the bottom of the first with a bunt single and scored the Mets first run on a line drive single to left by Ruben Tejada. EY Jr finished 1 for 3, with a run scored and Tejeda had his best offensive game of the spring, going 3 for 3, with a run scored and one RBI.
Anthony Recker, the star of the game, was 1 for 2, with a run scored and three RBI on that massive home run in the bottom of the ninth to steal the victory.
Chris Young, playing left field today, was 1 for 3 with an RBI and is hitting .300 on the spring.
Ike Davis in his first game back in action, was 0 for 3.
Travis d’Arnaud, is hitting a measly .125 and was hitless in two at bats today with a run scored, after reaching base on a walk. D’Arnaud has not gotten a hit in a game since March 7; he is 0 for 21 in his last eight games.
Juan Lagares, batting in the ninth spot, was 1 for 2, with a run scored and a RBI and is batting .316 this spring.
Coming up: The Mets travel to Fort Myers on Friday to face the Minnesota Twins at Hammonds Stadium, with the first pitch at 1:05 pm.
(Photo Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)