Final Score: Mets 3 Nationals 1

The Mets defeated the Nationals by the score of 3-1 today in Port St. Lucie.

The Least You Should Know…

  • Rafael Montero started for the Mets, and he allowed four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
  • Josh Edgin allowed a run in relief, but the Mets got 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief from Pedro Feliciano, Jeurys Familia, Robert Carson, and Brandon Lyon.
  • Zach Lutz drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, Lucas Duda homered in the seventh inning, and Travis d’Arnaud drove in a run with a single in the eighth.
  • Ruben Tejada went 0-for-2 with a walk and a bad error in the ninth – he is now 4-for-42 with four walks and six strikeouts this spring.

For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Since starting his spring 0-for-7 with six strikeouts, Duda has hit .361 and has tied Jordany Valdespin for the team lead with four home runs this spring. I know spring stats mean very little, but the way Duda looks in the box now could have some significance in terms of his timing, pitch recognition, and confidence for when the season starts.

The Mets will play two games tomorrow – they visit the Cardinals in Jupiter at 1:05 pm, and host the Tigers at Tradition Field at 1:10 pm. Aaron Laffey will face Jake Westbrook in Jupiter, and Matt Harvey will face Doug Fister at Tradition FIeld.