Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings and the Mets beat the Braves, 8-2, on Sunday at Tradition Field.
The Mets scored seven unearned runs in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie.
Wheeler let up just three hits and a walk, while striking out three.
Bobby Parnell pitched the ninth inning, which is his first appearance in an official game since last July.
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The Mets host the Marlins for a B-game and a Grapefruit League game Monday at Tradition Field, during which Bartolo Colon is expected to make his 2014 exhibition debut.
Daniel Murphy did not work out with the Mets on Sunday, two days after saying he simply scraped his shin sliding in to second base during a Grapefruit League game.
“The only thing I can say is it’s day-to-day right now,” Murphy said (ESPN NY, Mar. 9). ”My leg’s a little sore right now. It’s just sore. It’s tough to really describe.”
Terry Collins said last week that Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop and second base this week. He also said Eric Young Jr. will only play second base during the season if Murphy is injured.
The Mets will host the Braves at Tradition Field on Sunday for a 1:10 p.m. game. The game will be on PIX.
Zack Wheeler will start for the Mets, with Carlos Torres, Kyle Farnsworth, Jose Valverde, Jack Leathersich, Jeurys Familia and Ryan Reid also expected to pitch.
New York Mets
- Chris Young – LF
- Wilmer Flores – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Curtis Granderson – RF
- Travis d’Arnaud – C
- Matt Clark – 1B
- Brandon Allen – DH
- Juan Lagares – CF
- Ruben Tejada – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
- Jordan Schafer – RF
- Andrelton Simmons – SS
- B.J. Upton – CF
- Evan Gattis – C
- Mark Hamilton – 1B
- Joey Terdoslavich – LF
- Tommy La Stella – DH
- Ramiro Pena – 2B
- Tyler Greene – 3B
Kris Medlen – RHP
Noah Syndergaard walked three batters in three innings Saturday. He let up two hits and two runs – due in large part to an Eric Young Jr. fielding error – while striking out three and hitting 98 mph with his fastball.
“I know the results really didn’t show better, but I feel like I was way more confident in my fastball command today,” Syndergaard said after the game. “I take these games seriously, but I still have to go out there and work on things I need to improve on in the season.”
Sandy Alderson essentially told reporters on Saturday that, although there is always a chance, it is very unlikely Syndergaard starts the year with the big-league team.
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Zack Wheeler will start for the Mets as they host Kris Medlen and the Braves at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday at Tradition Field.
The game will air live on WPIX TV and WOR radio.
Carlos Torres, Kyle Farnsworth, Jose Valverde, Jack Leathersich, Jeurys Familia and Ryan Reid are also scheduled to pitch for the Mets.
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The Mets topped the Tigers 3-2 on Saturday in Lakeland.
Noah Syndergaard allowed two earned runs in his three innings. He walked three and struck out three.
Jacob deGrom pitched two shutout innings.
Matt Clark had a two-RBI pinch-hit double in the ninth inning.
Juan Lagares singled twice, scoring once.
For the full recap, visit SNY.tv.
The Mets host the Braves on Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
The Mets (2-5-1) visit the Tigers (5-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will not be on TV or radio.
Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets. Jacob deGrom, Gonzalez Germen and Jeff Walters, among others, are expected to pitch.
|Eric Young Jr – 2B
||Ian Kinsler – 2B
|Juan Lagares – CF
||Ezequiel Carrera – LF
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
||Torii Hunter – RF
|Josh Satin – 1B
||Victor Martinez – DH
|Andrew Brown – DH
||Don Kelly – 3B
|Matt den Dekker – LF
||Nick Castellanos – DH
|Wilmer Flores – 3B
||Daniel Fields – CF
|Taylor Teagarden – C
||Bryan Holaday – C
|Omar Quintanilla – SS
||Steve Lombardozzi – SS
|Noah Syndergaard – RHP
Drew Smyly – LHP
Matt Harvey, expected to miss the entire season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, said he wants to pitch this season.
Harvey had surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament in the October.
Harvey, like Jeremy Hefner, will begin throwing four times a week, making 20 throws at 60 feet on flat ground through this weekend.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy made their 2014 Grapefruit League debut Friday.
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Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard will make his second Grapefruit League start of the spring as the Mets travel to Lakeland, Fla., to face the Tigers on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
The game will not be on radio or television.
Jacob deGrom, Gonzalez Germen and Jeff Walters are also scheduled to pitch. Josh Satin, Anthony Recker and Juan Lagares are the position players expected to make the 25-man roster that will make the trip today. Drew Smyly will to start for the Tigers.
The Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to even the score with the split-squad Cardinals, but both sides agreed to end the game in a 5-5 tie Friday at Tradition Field.
Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan each pitched two innings and both allowed two earned runs.
The Mets made a number of mental and throwing errors, as well as key fielding errors by Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy.
Mets LHP prospect Steven Matz let two runners reach base, then struck out three in a row to end his inning.
Anthony Recker and Andrew Brown each hit a solo home run.
Wilmer Flores had an RBI single.
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The Mets and Noah Syndergaard face the Tigers in Lakeland on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.