The aspiring St. Lucie Mets lost to the aspiring Palm Beach Cardinals 9-2 Friday. The Metsies committed seven errors.
Starter Yohan Almonte lasted four innings, but struggled with his fastball command.
Other guys who threw:
Jack Leathersich - after a clean first inning, Leathersich hit his pitch count before he was done with his second.
Jeff WaltersJohn Church
Earlier in the day, CF Darrell Ceciliani, who's mostly played with group 2/AA tweeted that he'd be starting the year with Port St. Lucie. This is not surprising. Many, if not all of the Opening Day roster decisions will come down Saturday.
Other guys who played for group three/Advanced-A:
CF - Alonzo Harris
1B - Richard Lucas - who hit a two-run homer Friday/ Sam Honeck
SS - Luis Nieves
3B - Aderlin Rodriguez/Dustin Lawley
LF - Travis Taijeron
RF - Gregory Pron/Charlie Thurber
AThe almost Sand Gnats won 6-4 Friday.
Alex Panteliodis, the Mets' 9th round pick out of Florida last year, was strong over six innings, yielding three runs, two earned. He used all three of his pitches, fastball, curveball and change, and commanded the zone well.
LHP Carlos Vazquez followed with two innings, and TJ Chism and Tyler Seng each added one.
SS Philip Evans had his best day at the plate in a spring training game, going 2-3 with a triple and a homer.
CF Brandon Nimmo was 1-3 with an RBI triple.
Other guys by postion:
C - Cam Maron (1-4, 3B, RBI)
LF - Julio Concepcion (1-3, 3B, RBI)
3B - Brandon Brown
2B - Yucarybert De La Cruz1B - Alex Sanchez
Why the triples? I don't know.
Intrasquad ThursdayI was told that Cory Mazzoni threw six impressive innings for group 4/A-ball vs. group 3/advanced-A.