New York at Miami

Davis, d'Arnaud homer as Mets rout Marlins 10-2


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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Ike Davis and Travis d'Arnaud each hit a two-run homer, leading the New York Mets to a 10-2 rout of a Miami Marlins split squad Saturday.

Wilmer Flores had a three-run homer among his three hits and drove in four runs. Chris Young was 3 for 3 for New York.

Mets starter Bartolo Colon allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.

New York won its fourth straight, preventing a six-game sweep by the division-rival Marlins this spring.

The first home run of the spring by d'Arnaud gave the Mets a 2-0 lead in the second.

''He's got power and he's been working to get himself in a better position to get a hit,'' manager Terry Collins said. ''He got a ball today he could handle, it was a good swing for him and, hopefully, it will relax him.

''But I don't want him swinging for the fences, either.''

In the fourth, Flores' first home run made it 5-0. Davis connected in the seventh on his 27th birthday.

Miami had won four in a row.

STARTING TIME

Mets: Colon struck out three and walked none. He also hit an RBI single in the sixth that scored Flores, and ended up on third before the inning ended.

Running the bases was an unusual experience for the hefty Colon, who had spent nearly his entire career in the American League before signing a $20 million, two-year contract with the Mets in the offseason.

''Honestly, I was a little scared,'' he said through a translator. ''I haven't done that in a while. ... Thankfully, nothing happened.''

Marlins: Brad Hand was on the mound for four innings, allowing five hits, five runs and two homers. He threw 76 pitches, 47 for strikes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IKE

Davis celebrated his birthday by hitting his second home run of the spring.

Competing with Lucas Duda for playing time at first base, Davis was playing in only his fifth Grapefruit League game. He was out for three weeks with sore calves.

Duda has also missed extensive time with a leg injury.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

With a week left in spring training, Marlins manager Mike Redmond still has no target date for setting his 25-man roster for the regular season.

Miami has 39 players in camp, 29 who are on the 40-man roster.

''We've started the discussions over the last few days and I think any manager would probably say they'd like to have their guys as soon as they can to have them playing together,'' Redmond said. ''We have a lot of tough decisions and a lot of competition.

''The tough decisions is a good thing and it's going to make us all better.''

MASKED MAN

Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich, who had his nose broken by a bad hop Thursday against the Cardinals, was fitted Friday for a protective mask to wear in the field. He was expected to go for a re-fitting on Saturday.

''He's able to hit today and take batting practice, but no groundballs until he gets that mask,'' Redmond said. ''As soon as he gets that mask he should be available to play, probably Monday.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: Second baseman Daniel Murphy went 0 for 4 with a walk in minor league at-bats. He ran the bases before the game.

Marlins: Infielder Ed Lucas is expected to be back from a hamstring injury and ready to play on Sunday. ... Greg Dobbs, who had a quadriceps injury, was going to hit in a minor league game Saturday. ... Middle infielder Rafael Furcal, also out with a hamstring problem, planned to run the bases this weekend. He is expected to play in a minor league game Monday.

 
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New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., LF3010100 .257
   Andrew Brown, LF1000000 .256
Anthony Seratelli, 2B5000023 .200
David Wright, 3B4010001 .214
   Eric Campbell, 3B1000000 .342
Curtis Granderson, RF3010022 .189
   Kirk Nieuwenhuis, PR-RF1100010 .286
Chris Young, CF3330100 .349
   Matt den Dekker, PR-CF1110000 .351
Ike Davis, 1B3212111 .333
   Josh Satin, 1B1000001 .282
Wilmer Flores, SS5234002 .244
Travis d'Arnaud, C4112012 .139
Bartolo Colon, P4011011 .250
   Kyle Farnsworth, P0000000 .000
   Vic Black, P0000000 .000
   Gonzalez Germen, P0000000 .000
Totals391013938  
Batting
2B - Eric Young Jr. (2, Rodriguez), David Wright (2, Hand), Chris Young 2 (6, Hand)
HR - Ike Davis (2, Cishek), Wilmer Flores (2, Hand), Travis d'Arnaud (1, Hand)
RBI - Ike Davis 2 (6), Wilmer Flores 4 (9), Travis d'Arnaud 2 (2), Bartolo Colon (1)
2-OUT RBI - Travis d'Arnaud 2 (2), Bartolo Colon (1)
SB - Eric Young Jr. 2 (3, 2nd base off Hand/Saltalamacchia), Chris Young 2 (2, 2nd base off Hand/Saltalamacchia, 3rd base off Hand/Saltalamacchia)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Seratelli-Flores-Davis
E - Anthony Seratelli (4, Misplayed grounder)
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bartolo Colon (W,1-1) 6.2522031 5.28
Kyle Farnsworth (H,4) 0.1000010 5.63
Vic Black (H,3) 1000100 4.50
Gonzalez Germen 1000000 6.00
Pitches-Strikes - Bartolo Colon 31-31, Kyle Farnsworth 3-3, Vic Black 7-3, Gonzalez Germen 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bartolo Colon 11-6
Batters Faced - Bartolo Colon 25, Kyle Farnsworth 1, Vic Black 4, Gonzalez Germen 3
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Christian Yelich, CF3010010 .239
   K.J. Woods, LF0000100 .000
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS3000011 .268
   Taylor Harbin, SS1000001 .000
Giancarlo Stanton, RF3110010 .311
   Alfredo Silverio, CF1000001 .000
   Sean Donatello, P0000000 .000
Garrett Jones, 1B3122000 .213
   Justin Bour, PR-1B1000000 .000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C3000001 .205
   Austin Barnes, C1000000 .182
Casey McGehee, 3B3010001 .217
   Jesus Sanchez, P0000000 .000
   Austin Dean, CF0000000 .000
   a-J.T. Riddle, PH1000000 .000
Brian Bogusevic, LF-RF3000002 .150
Austin Nola, 2B3000010 .318
Brad Hand, P1000000 .000
   Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
   b-Wilfredo Gimenez, PH1000000 .000
   Henry Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
   Juancito Martinez, 3B1000000 .000
Totals3225214  
a-flied out for Dean in the 9th
b-popped out for Marmol in the 5th
Batting
2B - Giancarlo Stanton (3, Colon)
HR - Garrett Jones (3, Colon)
RBI - Garrett Jones 2 (9)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Giancarlo Stanton 1
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brad Hand (L,2-1) 4555332 3.38
Carlos Marmol 1000020 0.00
Henry Rodriguez 1422020 3.38
Steve Cishek 1333001 4.50
Jesus Sanchez 1000000 0.00
Sean Donatello 1100010 0.00
WP - Steve Cishek (1)
HBP - Granderson (by Steve Cishek)
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Hand 40-24, Carlos Marmol 7-7, Henry Rodriguez 11-11, Steve Cishek 11-8, Jesus Sanchez 3-3, Sean Donatello 6-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Hand 5-3, Steve Cishek 1-2
Batters Faced - Brad Hand 19, Carlos Marmol 3, Henry Rodriguez 7, Steve Cishek 7, Jesus Sanchez 3, Sean Donatello 4
Game Information
Attendance - 4858
Game Time - 2:38
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gabe Morales, Third Base - Mike Estabrook