As of 3/5/07
Newsday.com: Mets Spring Training Buzz
Judging by the crowd reaction, it definitely sounded as if there were more Mets fans in attendance yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, and that's too bad for them. Catching your favorite team on the road is always a dicey proposition in spring training, but this year has been the worst in recent memory, with the stars staying home more frequently.
Check out yesterday's lineup. The Mets did not use a single starter, and the only ones who could be considered "regular" players were Endy Chavez, Ramon Castro and maybe David Newhan. The defending NL East champions? Not yesterday's squad. No way, no how.
When asked about recent trend, GM Omar Minaya said the starters will be making more trips later in the schedule as Opening Day creeps closer. Keep that in mind if you're hoping to catch the Mets away from Tradition Field in the coming weeks.
"I wish I could say that had something to do with it. It was just a matter of having really bad control today." - Philip Humber when asked if his poor outing was the result of opening jitters
Number of hitters Humber faced in his one inning.