Mets march past Orioles
Pelfrey navigates through trouble in five-inning outing
METS 6, ORIOLES 1
in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Tuesday, March 20
Orioles on the mound: Wright, making his fourth start, walked three and allowed two hits and two runs in four innings. Bell struck out Beltran and retired Carlos Delgado with the bases loaded in the fifth.Mets on the mound: Pelfrey withstood early resistance and had decent outing. Pitching inside more, he walked none and allowed seven hits, including two in the first when the Orioles scored their only run against him. He threw 72 pitches and completed his work with 18 more in the bullpen. He was pleased with his damage control. Jon Adkins threw a perfect sixth and Pedro Feliciano struck out the side in the seventh.
Grapefruit League records: Orioles 9-10-2; Mets 8-14-1.Up next: Oliver Perez, coming off an impressive five-inning performance against the Red Sox last week, makes his fifth exhibition game start against the Dodgers at Vero Beach on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET. He is to be followed by Ambiorix Burgos and Lino Urdaneta. Brad Penny pitches opposite Perez.
The Orioles play the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla., on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET, with Adam Loewen starting opposite Adam Wainwright.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.