Byrd's the spring training word. - Chris McShane
The Mets dropped a spring training game to the Braves this afternoon, but Marlon Byrd continued his hot spring while Travis d'Arnaud hit another double.
Spring training games, by definition, don't count for anything, which makes it nice and easy to focus on individual performances rather than the final result. In that spirit, here's a quick rundown of the highlights and lowlights from this afternoon's game that the Mets dropped to the Braves.
- Marlon Byrd went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, driving in two runs in total on the day. He's now hitting a cool .400 in spring training, which might give him a bit of an early advantage in the competition to make the team.
- Travis d'Arnaud and Ike Davis hit a double a piece.
- Jeremy Hefner was effective in three innings of work, allowing just one run on a solo shot by Justin Upton. He struck out two Braves and didn't walk any in the outing.
- Jeurys Familia nd Bobby Parnell each threw a scoreless inning in relief, while Rafael Montero (2 IP), Josh Edgin, and Darin Gorski each allowed a run in the game.