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    Meet the Mets? Beat the Mets 7-1 3/30

    Written by Michael Williams and Paul Folk

    Collin Cowgill, cf

    Daniel Murphy, 2b

    David Wright, 3b

    Ike Davis, 1b

    Marlon Byrd, rf

    Lucas Duda, lf

    John Buck, c

    Ruben Tejada, ss

    Jordany Valdespin, dh

    Dillon Gee, rhp


    McLouth 8

    Machado 5

    Markakis 9

    Wieters 2

    Davis 3

    Hardy 6

    Reimold 7

    Pearce DH

    Roberts 4

    Gonzalez RHP


    Chris Davis scores on three hits in the second.

    Gonzalez perfect through eight batters. Chris Davis then committed an error on a backhand try. His first of the pre-season Miquels strikes out the next batter.

    McLouth hit a long homer. Manny then doubled. Wieters singled Machado home. 


    Orioles 3 Mets Nada


    Davis atones for his error and strike out with a web gem play on a high Machado throw.

    Miguel finally gave up a hit. And a walk. Sacrifice fly plates the Mets' first run. 3-1. A strike out ends the inning. Gonzales has four Ks.

    Nate McLouth homered again. Kyle Hudson replaced Wieters after a two out walk. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Wasted effort. Davis homered. 

    6 to 1 Baltimore

    Matusz up to replace Gonzalez. Flaherty to SS, Hudson to CF, Teagarden at C to open the 6th. Four pitches, two outs for Matusz.  Three more pitches, all strikes. Three down.

    Steve Pearce homerd for a seventh time this Spring Training. He gets the Jake FOx award. And maybe a roster spot. Brian Roberts singled and was replaced by a pinch runner. Alexi Casilla. Two strike outs end the inning.

    Orioles 7 Mets 1

    Mark Hendrickson in to pitch for the Orioles with  Buck Britton at 3B, Ishikawa at 1B, Casilla at 2B. Hendrickson pitches a perfect seventh.

    Seventh inning stretch time. 7-1 Birds.

    O'Day gets two and then Asencio (who was just acquired from the Brewers) got the final strike out.

    A walk and a single go for naught.

    The Ninth inning to try to close out Spring Training with a WIN.  Jim Johnson for the first time in the ninth inning. What does he do? Gets ground balls. To second for the first out. And another. 1 to 4 to 3.  One more time, this time to short.

    Jim Johnson makes it look easy.

    Orioles Win 7-1

    Orioles end the spring at 19-9-4


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