Spring Training Game Preview: Mets @ Astros

The Mets didn’t lose or win yesterday as they tied, again! Third time this spring! If you like strong pitching performances, yesterday was a day for you. The Mets bats will try to find themselves today against the Astros.


Michael Conforto hurt his side while making a catch yesterday. He received an MRI in Florida but is heading back to New York for a further evaluation. Not a good sign right now.

Outside of that, yesterday was a mostly normal day. Walker Lockett looked good, allowing only 3 hits in 3.0 innings with two strikeouts. Surprising probably everyone, Corey Oswalt became the first Mets pitcher to toss 4.0 innings in a Spring Training game this year. He allowed 3 hits and one unearned run while striking out 5. Seth Lugo made his spring debut and looked good with a clean inning of work and Bashlor rebounded from his awful outing allowing a walk and a hit and nothing else in one inning.

The Mets only mustered 5 hits yesterday. In the good news department – Rosario had an extar base hit for a second straight day, a triple this time, raising his spring OPS to .481. Alonso who has also struggled getting hits this spring added one as well.

Pitching Today:

Rick Porcello is the start of the show today as he continues to battle Matz and Wacha for a rotation spot. In 3.0 games and 6.0 innings he has allowed 6 hits and 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 7. Pretty good. We expect him to toss somewhere between 3-4 innings today.

Mets Lineup:

  1. Brandon Nimmo
  2. Robinson Cano
  3. J.D. Davis
  4. Wilson Ramos (DH)
  5. Dominic Smith
  6. Eduardo Nunez
  7. Rene Rivera
  8. Ryan Cordell
  9. Andres Gimenez

Eduardo Nunez has been getting a lot of playing itme and he’s been makign the most of ith with 8 hits including a double and a triple in 25 AB’s, hitting .320/.393/.440. Luis Guillorme, who he is competing with, is hititng .182/.217/.227 in 22 AB’s.

Let’s Go Mets!

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