Spring Training Recap: Mets 8, Braves 2

Wheeler (Photo by Brad Barr, USATSI)

Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings in his second start of the spring, as the Mets defeated the Braves by the score of 8-2 at Tradition Field on Sunday. Wheeler allowed just three hits, walked one and struck out three in the game and has now tossed six scoreless innings this Spring.

What else happened:

Kyle Farnsworth followed Wheeler and threw two scoreless innings of relief allowing just one hit, while Jose Valverde pitched a perfect sixth inning. Lefthander Josh Edgin allowed a Braves run in the seventh to tie the game at 1-1.

The Mets would break things open with a seven run eighth inning that featured two-run doubles by Kevin Plawecki and Matt den Dekker.

Anthony Seratelli went 1-for-2 and scored a run after stealing second and third base.

Juan Lagares was hitless in two at-bats but showed off his defensive prowess when he gunned down Andrelton Simmons trying to advance from first to third on a single.

David Wright (0-for-3) and Ruben Tejada (0-for-2) have yet to get a hit this spring.

Curtis Granderson went 1-for-3 with a run scored and is batting .357 this Spring.

Bobby Parnell made his Grapefruit League debut and allowed a run on one hit while striking out one in the ninth. “I felt like I was in the zone, especially at the end, had my second gear …it went really well” 

On Deck:

The Mets remain home and host the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie tomorrow at 1:05 PM as Bartolo Colon makes his first start of the Spring for the Mets.

(Photo by Brad Barr, USATSI)

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