1:05 PM ET, March 16, 2011
Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida
Joe Mauer gets first spring hit as Mike Pelfrey, Mets fall to Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Joe Mauer needed just two pitches to get back to business.
Stark: Wonder Twins
For the first time all spring, Ron Gardenhire got to write a lineup card that included his two former MVPs -- Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark writes. Blog
Collins scratched Lucas Duda as the designated hitter because Angel Pagan arrived to the clubhouse, thinking he was on the travel squad. Collins decided to play Pagan instead and will have him stay overnight and face the Red Sox on Thursday. ... Mets 3B David Wright went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Mets SS Jose Reyes went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored. ... Twins OF Jason Kubel went 2-for-3, upping his spring average to .469. ... Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, in his third Grapefruit League game since sustaining a concussion July 7, went 0-for-3. Jason Bay, who also missed nearly the entire second half last year because of a concussion went 1-for-3 and is hitting .300 this spring. Bay reached out to Morneau for advice on how to handle concussions last summer. "Everyone's different," Bay said. "Everyone has different issues. I talked to him a few times and tried to compare stories. Right after it happened, I talked to him a few times. It happened to him a month before it happened to me, so I was looking for some ideas. ... We had some comparison stories. We talked mostly by text message. Basically, he told me don't let it go too far before you see somebody. He said he talked to a lot of doctors. You have to be proactive about it."
|Stadium||Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, FL|
|Weather||79 degrees, Partly Sunny|
|Wind||4 mph, NE|
|Umpires||Home - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Brian O'Nora|