Spring Training Game Preview: Mets @ Cardinals

Recapping Yesterday:
Saturday was a fun day for the Mets – yesterday not so much. Not a lot went right for the Mets yesterday in their final spring game against the Cardinals. The Mets were using yesterday as a final audition for Mike Montgomery to make the team and after a good spring he really hit a bump in the road yesterday. He allowed 5 runs from 6 hits and 2 walks over 2.2 innings. The Mets released him later in the day.

Yesterday was also the first bad day in a while for Familia, and the first time Miguel Castro allowed a run this spring, and the first time that Edwin Diaz struggled this spring – allowing three runs from 4 hits over an inning where he still struck out the side.

Not much was happing with the Mets bats yesterday. Nimmo hit a solo homer. Conforto had two hits at the plate including a double. Besides that, it was a lot of nothing.

What We are Looking For Today:
Typically the last spring training day we’ll some players get their last cuts in and early exits. We may see some players work on very specific things – and if they don’t talk about what they were working on after the game we just won’t really know that.

So the real thing we’ll look for today is how today’s starter, Taijuan Walker, performs. Taijuan was bumped from his last start to the B game so the Mets could get a better look at Corey Oswalt. Since the Carrasco injury, Walker has become the Mets 3rd start in the rotation. In his two games this spring he has pitched 6.0 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 runs while walking 3 and striking out 5.

Let’s Go Mets!

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