Mets 9, Marlins 4
Sitting at his locker, Florida Marlins right-hander Anibal
Sanchez wore a frown to go with that big bag of ice on his lower
Sanchez was hit by a groundball during Thursday’s 9-4 loss to a
Mets’ split squad, bruising his calf. He remained in the game after
being hit in the second inning but said he was sore afterward, and
he wasn’t sure whether he would miss his next scheduled start.
”I have to see how I feel Friday,” the right-hander said.
”It’s painful at the moment. There’s a lot of inflammation.”
Manager Edwin Rodriguez said he doesn’t expect Sanchez’s
pitching schedule to be disrupted.
”He might be sore Friday, but it’s nothing serious,” Rodriguez
Sanchez went 3 2-3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits.
That included a sharp grounder by Russ Adams that deflected off
Sanchez’s leg for an RBI single.
”When the ball hit me, I didn’t feel my leg,” Sanchez said.
”The ball was coming very, very hard.”
Sanchez has been hampered by injuries since his rookie season in
2006 but pitched a career-high 195 innings last year, when he went
Veteran Willie Harris helped his bid to make the Mets roster
with a pair of doubles and won raves from manager Terry
”He’s a pro,” Collins said. ”He plays anywhere. He does
anything he needs to do to win a game. He’s one of the most lively
guys on the bench, even in spring training. He treats every game as
if it means something, and I’m impressed by that.”
Jordany Valdespin and Kai Gronauer each hit a three-run homer
for New York. Ozzie Martinez had three hits for Florida.
Mets starter Dillon Gee allowed three hits in three shutout