RHP Logan Verrett started for the Mets, yielding two runs over five innings. Thanks to this wonderful game report from Carson Cistulli at Fangraphs, Verrett was throwing a fastball at 88-92 mpg, a slider at 82-84 mph and a changeup. Carson has some interesting observations about the way Verrett changed the look on his slider - he liked the one that had mostly vertical break. I suspect however, that what he called the slider with gloveside run was actually a changeup.
Tyler Pill, who was scheduled for 5 IP, went 4.1 and allowed seven runs before hitting his pitch count. Pill was the Mets' 4th round pick last year while Verrett was the third-rounder.
It was not a great day for the bats who collectively struck out 14 times against Fernandez and friends.
DH Eddie Rohan, last year's 50th round pick, was 2-2, with a double as the DH. Rojan, who will be 22 on Opening Day, is fighting to break camp as the Sand Gnats' third catcher.
In Tuesday's intra-squad game, group 3 (advanced-A) beat group 4 (A) 3-1 behind a good outing from Domingo Tapia.