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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Marlins at Mets - Mets Come back and Tie 8-8, Duda, Harvey Shine

Miami (3-3)1001320108132
N.Y. Mets (2-3)0000213208122

HR: MIA - C. Yelich (1),J. Mahoney (1),J. Mahoney (2)   NYM - L. Duda (1),B. Bixler (1)


Brian Bixler hit a two-run home run and Zach Lutz drove in a pair of runs while Lucas Duda hit a homer and scored twice for the Mets. Starter Matt Harvey allowed one run on three hits and fanned four over 2 2/3 innings.

Harvey gave up a leadoff homerun to Marlins prospect Christian Yelich before settling down to strike out four in 2 2-3 innings, and the New York Mets and Miami tied 8-8 on Saturday.

"It was a little cold, a little tough getting a grip on the ball, but I have to get used to it," Harvey said on a day when temperatures hovered in the upper 50s and low 60s. "I did a lot of good things, did a lot of bad things. Still have some work to do, but other than that, everything feels good."

Harvey, who said he grew up pitching in snow in Connecticut, allowed one run, three hits and walked one. He immediately settled in after Yelich's home run, retiring five in a row - including three strikeouts.

"Obviously, the competitive edge doesn't want to give up any hits or runs or anything like that, but at the same time it's throwing some pitches I wouldn't throw in certain counts and I think in the third inning I kind of backed up some change-ups there," Harvey said.

Mets right fielder Lucas Duda homered and had two hits, one day after being scratched from the lineup for an undisclosed medial issue.

Duda, who had offseason wrist surgery and was 1 for 10 coming into the game, downplayed Saturday's success.

"There's no difference," Duda said. "I just think seeing more live pitching is a big factor. ... Just like when I went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts and today 2 for 3 it's just one day. Just keep working hard throughout the spring and get better."

Marlins third baseman Chone Figgins made two errors - one throwing and one fielding. .

Harvey said he paid close attention to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who threw in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Harvey said his goal this season is to hit the 200-inning mark, which Verlander has done six straight years. ...

Mets starter Shaun Marcum, who has not pitched since the spring opener on Feb. 23, will pitch in a minor league game in Jupiter on Tuesday. Relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Pedro Feliciano also are scheduled to pitch in that game.

Box Score:

Christian Yelich LF222101220.462
  Kyle Jensen LF000000010.200
Jake Marisnick CF301000101.625
  Bryan Petersen CF100000000.000
Rob Brantly C411000001.250
  Jake Realmuto C100000000.250
Matt Downs 2B400000001.214
  Ed Lucas 2B100000000.400
Joe Mahoney 1B522002402.357
Austin Kearns DH401000001.091
Chris Coghlan RF402000000.400
  Marcell Ozuna PR-RF101000000.500
Nick Green SS412200000.300
  Chris Valaika SS100000000.111
Chone Figgins 3B210000011.000
  Zack Cox 3B111000000.375
Collin Cowgill CF301000000.500
  Juan Lagares CF200000000.111
Ruben Tejada SS200000000.222
  Omar Quintanilla SS201010100.444
  Wilmer Flores PH101000000.167
  Wilfredo Tovar PR000000000.333
Ike Davis 1B200000000.167
  Brandon Hicks 3B300000001.000
Marlon Byrd DH200000001.385
  Landon Powell PH-DH300000001.250
Lucas Duda LF322101100.231
  Jamie Hoffmann LF111000000.182
Justin Turner 2B200000000.308
  Brian Bixler 2B211001201.333
Andrew Brown RF211000101.154
  Mike Baxter RF211000001.083
  Cesar Puello RF000000000.200
Anthony Recker C200000000.400
  Travis d`Arnaud C211100100.455
Zach Lutz 3B-1B312100210.333
  Josh Satin 1B000000000.600

E_C.Figgins 2, B.Bixler 2. LOB_Miami 9, NY Mets 5. 2B_C.Yelich, N.Green 2, L.Duda, T.d'Arnaud, Z.Lutz. 3B_O.Quintanilla. HR_C.Yelich (1) off M.Harvey, J.Mahoney (1) off C.McHugh, J.Mahoney (2) off H.Robles, L.Duda (1) off M.Dunn, B.Bixler (1) off D.Jennings. SF_J.Marisnick. GIDP_E.Lucas, C.Coghlan, C.Cowgill. DP_Miami 2 (M.Downs and J.Mahoney), (B.Petersen and E.Lucas); NY Mets 2 (J.Turner, R.Tejada and I.Davis), (B.Bixler, O.Quintanilla and Z.Lutz).

Alex Sanabia2.0000010.00
Mitch Talbot2.0000010.00
Chris Hatcher1.04220015.00
Mike Dunn1.0111013.00
A.J. Ramos1.0433026.75
Dan Jennings (B 1)1.0222116.00
Braulio Lara1.0100003.00
Matt Harvey2.2311143.86
Collin McHugh1.1311009.82
Hansel Robles1.24552213.50
Carlos Torres1.1100116.75
Elvin Ramirez1.0110104.91
Greg Burke1.0100016.75

WP_A.Sanabia, C.Hatcher, A.Ramos, H.Robles.
T_3:12. A_3957.
Umpires_Home,Chris Conroy; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, James Hoye; Third, Mike Estabrook.

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