Shaun Marcum tosses five innings in rehab game

Shaun Marcum threw five innings in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie today, the Mets announced.

Marcum allowed three hits and struck out four, throwing 52 pitches. He did not walk a batter.

He then threw additional pitches in the bullpen.

The Mets are “banking” on Marcum to be ready to pitch on Saturday against the Phillies.