John Lannan Struggles, Mets Lose To Marlins 10-7

By Former Writers

March 18, 2014 No comments

John Lannan - Jeff Roberson - AP

The Mets traveled to Jupiter on Monday and were defeated by the Marlins 10-7 at Roger Dean Stadium. The loss dropped the Mets’ spring record to 8-10.

John Lannan tossed 3.1 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits, a home run and only struck out one batter. Lannan was behind every batter and had a hard time getting ahead of the hitters.  The one highlight of his day was the strike out of Giancarlo Stanton, but other than that, he saw his ERA balloon to 4.76 on the spring.

Jose Valverde followed Lannan and threw 1.2 innings and struck out two batters,.

Scott Rice tossed just two-thirds of an inning and was charged with two runs on two hits after Gonzalez Germen allowed two inherited runners to score off a three-run bomb by Stanton.

Ruben Tejada went 1 for 3 with two strikeouts and has a .120 Spring batting average.

Anthony Recker, the leading candidate to back up Travis d’Arnaud at catcher, went 2 for 3, with an RBI.

Anthony Seratelli, played right field today and will most likely make the Opening Day roster as the Mets new super sub; he went 2 for 4 with a run scored and one RBI.

Coming up: The Mets are home today to take on the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field, with first pitch at 1:10 pm.

(Photo Credit: Jeff Roberson – AP)