The New York Mets went to Jupiter and pummeled the Miami Marlins by a score of 12-3.
Jacob deGrom started and aside from a two-run homer in the first inning by Michael Morse, he was pretty solid. The Mets righty tossed 4.0 innings allowed four hits and a walk while striking out five Marlins.
The Mets got scoreless outings in relief from Carlos Torres, Cody Satterwhite, Jack Leathersich, Chase Huchingson, and Eric Goeddel. Buddy Carlyle was tagged for a solo homer, the second of the day for Morse who went 3-for-3 for the Fish.
Daniel Muno had a big game going 2-for-4 with a triple, home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Michael Cuddyer remained hot, homering for the fifth time this Spring among his two hits and scoring a pair.
The Mets have a .297 team batting average in Grapefruit League play.
Said Colon, “It’s always an honor to start on Opening Day. Anyone on the staff could have been named the Opening Day starter.”
“I’m looking forward to it. I think we’ve got a chance to have a great season and I want to do my part.”
At 41 years, 317 days young, Colon will become the oldest Opening Day starter in Mets history, passing Tom Glavine in 2007.