Mets 3, Dodgers 2

Jeff Kent did something to his left hamstring while running sprints before the game. Torre surmised it had something to do with the fact the team took batting practice back in Vero, so Jeff got his muscles loose there, then had to take a bus ride down here and perhaps tightened up again. At any rate, he will be out for a week — or at least that’s the prognosis for now. Not sure what this team will do if he is out for a prolonged period, including into the start of the season. … Anyway, Brad Penny pitched two shaky innings, allowing a run on three hits with two walks, then set down the side in order in the third. Chad Ho Park followed with two shutout innings, giving him four shutout innings for the spring, during which he has allowed only two hits. Jason Repko and George Lombard each went 2 for 2 with an RBI. The game ended on a walkoff double (officially scored a single) by Anderson Hernandez in the ninth off Tom Martin. Dodgers fall to 2-5-1. At the Red Sox tomorrow. That’s a three-hour trek across the less-than-scenic byways of central Florida, but at least it’s just one day this year. It’s usually an overnight stay, with a game against the Twins the next day.

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