David Wright had three hits yesterday, including a two-run homer, as the Mets played their first intrasquad game of the spring, reports the Journal News. “This is the first full game I’ve had a chance to see him. He swung it great,” Mets manager Art Howe told the paper. “That’s why we’re pretty high on him.” Victor Diaz made two errors at third and even forgot to cover the base on one occasion, a mistake that led to another error and a run for the opposing team.
The Daily News tells a quick anecdote about Jose Reyes standing in a batting cage watching Braden Looper pitch. After jumping back at a Looper fastball, Reyes turned to Mets brass behind him and said, “Diablo!” Glavine then commented, “The kind of guy that everybody wants as their closer is the kind of guy who has the opportunity to come in and dominate, that has the kind of stuff that’s going to blow people away