The Mets and Tigers played to a tie, which is bullcrap if you ask me.
- Lucas Duda hit a grand slam. It was sweet.
- Josh Edgin continued his longshot campaign for the Mets’ Major League bullpen. He walked two — one intentionally — but struck out a pair in 1 1/3 innings. Edgin’s breaking ball made some Tigers look foolish, but it’s probably worth noting that they were 9th-inning Grapefruit League Tigers, not Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera.
- Armando Rodriguez notched his third scoreless inning in Grapefruit League play. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Rodriguez isn’t going to make the Major League Mets, but he’s intriguing for a few reasons: 1) He has been on the 40-man roster since the Mets added him in November 2010 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, but he has never cracked Toby Hyde’s Top 41; 2) He has struck out more than a batter an inning in the Minors, though he hasn’t pitched above High A; and mostly 3) He is massive. He’s listed at 6’3″, 250 and he’s not at all fat. He looks more like a D-1 defensive end than a pitcher.
- Apparently there’s a decent amount of research touting the merits of standing desks. I can’t imagine any endorses the hunching desk, especially for those with my back issues. I spent a lot of my day in an awful slouch and I’ve got two and a half hours in the car ahead of me, so I’m going to get to that.
- Limited workspace notwithstanding, Tigertown is awesome. There’s a Chick-Fil-A and a real wood-smoked barbecue place in the stadium. Plus it’s just a nice place to watch a game.
- Oh, and Omir Santos played!