The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Monday afternoon at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie.
Righty Noah Syndergaard made his third start of the spring. Syndergaard pitched 3.1 innings allowing three runs on three hits, one walk and four strikeouts. He threw three scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the fourth inning including a two-run homer by Justin Bour.
Syndergaard said after the game that he was feeling under the weather and has been for about a month now. Terry Collins said after the game that it was bronchitis.
Josh Edgin relieved Thor and struck out both batters he faced, he now has seven strikeouts in 6.1 spring innings.
Mets probable fifth starter Robert Gsellman then hurled three scoreless innings. He allowed only one hit and struck out one. He’s given up only two runs in seven Grapefruit League innings.
Submariner Ben Rowen pitched a scoreless eighth inning and now has 6.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and no walks.
Asdrubal Cabrera gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the first inning, his third of the spring. He also doubled in the game and is hitting .304 in 23 at-bats.
Lucas Duda continued to show off his power with a solo blast in the second inning. He is now 6 for 16 this spring with four doubles and two home runs.
The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third with another solo home run, this time by Curtis Granderson.
Neil Walker broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer off a lefty. He doubled in the game as well and now has three home runs and ten RBI this spring.
Tim Tebow got the start in left field and got his first hit in major league camp with a single to left field. He’s now 1 for 10 with four strikeouts.