Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pelfrey Throws Well, F-Mart Homers as Mets Down Sox 4-2

Earlier today, the Mets defeated the Red Sox 4-2 (box score) in Fort Meyers on the strength of a three-run eighth innning homer off of the bat of Fernando Martinez.

Mike Pelfrey threw four solid innings, giving up only one run on 4 hits.  Pelfrey also struck out two.  After Pelfrey, Mejia, Calero and Dessens threw three consecutive perfect innings.  It was a nice day on the hill for the Mets.

At the plate Fernando Martinez was the hero with his three run homer in the eighth that put the Mets up for good.  Also driving in a run was Daniel Murphy, on a sac fly.

The only negative to take from this game was that Ruben Tejada made his third error of the spring.  I like him, and wouldn rather him start at short over Cora, but not if he's going to be making tons of errors.  I like Tejada's upside at the plate over Cora's, but not if it means a decline in defense.

Obviously, this is a wait and see approach on Tejada.  But at the least today was a good day for the pitchers, especially Calero who will need to toss a few more games like this to put his hat in the ring as set-up man for this team...

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