Final Score: Mets 6 Astros 2

Marlon Byrd, Lucas DudaThe Mets defeated the Astros, 6-2, in Port St. Lucie tonight.

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Justin Turner left tonight’s game with a strained left calf. Zach Lutz replaced him at third base.

Jon Niese pitched 4.1 shut-out innings, while striking out seven out of 17 batters.

Marlon Byrd hit a solo home run, as well as a two-run double.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

I’m getting very intrigued by Byrd and what he might bring to the table in the regular season. Again, simply getting on base 33% of the time, stealing some bases and maybe driving in 70 runs or so will end up being a big decent addition… as crazy as that sounds.

The next time we see these Mets in a game on TV it will be Opening Day…

By the way, I know I’m a broken record on this, but I really dig how the white jerseys look without names on the back, which you see on low-level rookies in these games. It’s not important. It doesn’t matter. I just like it best. Carry on…

The Mets travel to Viera tomorrow to play the Nationals at 1 pm.