Mets come up short against Marlins
Ninth-inning rally falls short as Milledge hits into double play
MARLINS 6, METS (ss) 4
at Jupiter, Fla.
Saturday, March 24
Marlins on the mound: Scott Olsen worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks. The lefty, who will be the No. 2 starter when the season opens, tossed 90 pitches (50 strikes). The Mets exploited his leg kick with runners on base and stole four times off him.Grapefruit League records: Marlins 10-14-2; Mets 9-16-1. Up next: The Mets take on the Astros in Port St. Lucie, Fla., at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday. Mike Pelfrey is set to start for New York. Wandy Rodriguez will pitch for the Astros.
The Marlins travel to Fort Myers, Fla., to take on the Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. ET. Yusmeiro Petit gets the nod for Florida, while Boston goes with Josh Beckett.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.