As the rest of the Mets' outfielders tracked down fly balls, Jay Bruce stood on a neighboring practice field, where he navigated new territory.
Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg each scored twice and the Columbus Blue Jackets jumped past the Rangers into third place in the tight Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
With legitimate questions about who will provide consistent power for the Yankees this season, the opening set of games in the spring have been encouraging.
Like most other camps in the big leagues, the Mets' spring training complex is a divided operation.
NEWARK -- Alain Vigneault decided to challenge Kyle Palmieri's goal 1:14 into the third period yesterday, in part to stop a surge that turned the Devils' 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead.
The triangle offense is back, but in the end it was Carmelo Anthony's clutch one-on-one play that carried the Knicks down the stretch.
It looks like the one thing everyone can agree on is that Derrick Rose did not, in fact, board a plane to Chicago after practice Friday afternoon. He didn't miss shootaround Saturday morning, and he didn't go back to the place where he made such a mark that the Bulls' Anthony Morrow will have to change his jersey number after fans chided him for taking Rose's No. 1.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With six road games left on their nine-game stretch away from Barclays Center, the Islanders could use all the reinforcements they can get.
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's roughly 25 minutes, door-to-door, from Steinbrenner Field to Spectrum Field, the spring training home of the Phillies. As such, Saturday's trip down the Courtney Campbell Causeway is the shortest for the Yankees, and usually a magnet for higher-profile players.
NEWARK, N.J.Â -- With time winding down in the second period and holding a two-goal lead, it appeared that the Rangers would skate out of Prudential Center with another road win.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Much of the pregame talk Saturday in advance of the Islanders' game against the Blue Jackets centered on how Columbus would react in its first game back from the league-mandated five-day, in-season break.