The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.
X-rays were negative and Niese left with a bruise. The Mets said he was day to day. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Niese said. “But I should be able to throw a bullpen and make my next start.”
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
The split squad Mets were defeated by the Tigers 9-4 on Sunday.
While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.
Coming off their fourth straight losing season, the Mets enter spring training with a projected rotation of Johan Santana, Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee, a quintet that combined to go 35-34 with a 3.26 ERA last season.
The Mets have added another piece to their revamped bullpen.
No matter whose mistakes cost the Yankees in their sixth loss in nine games, they need to straighten things out: the quickly closing Baltimore Orioles are coming to the Bronx for three games starting Friday.
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