Feb. 27, 2011
New York Mets star LF Jason Bay's two-run single in the third inning proved to be the game-winner.
The Wolverines are 0-3-1 in the four-game series against the Mets, owned by former Wolverine pitcher Fred Wilpon (1956); including a 4-4 tie in 2008, an 18-7 loss in 2009 and an 8-1 loss in 2010.
Senior co-captain 2B Anthony Toth, who was making his third consecutive start in the exhibition series against the Mets, was 1-for-4 with a third-inning double, giving him hits in all three games in the series. Toth hit .250 (3-for-12) against the Mets as he was1-for-4 with a double as a short stop in 2009 and 1-for-4 with a single as a second baseman in 2010.
Sophomore RHP Kyle Clark had the top pitching performance for the Wolverines, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and recording five strikeouts. Clark fanned three straight in the fifth after the Mets had two runners on to start the frame.
Senior/junior 1B Garrett Stephens, who entered Sunday's exhibition game with a four-game hitting streak, doubled in the second inning and scored Michigan's lone run. Stephens had a second-inning sac fly as the DH in the 8-1 loss in 2010 and thus has accounted for all U-M's runs against New York in the past two seasons.
Junior 3B John Lorenz, who has hits in 19 of his last 20 games in overall action, was 1-for-3 with a run-scoring double. Lorenz is hitting .286 (2-for-7) in three starts in the exhibition series with New York as he had a single in 2009.