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The Mets lost their final Grapefruit League contest in game against the Nationals by a score of 12-1. Matt Harvey returned from his ailment, and gave up three runs over two innings. Noah Syndergaard also pitched, allowing two runs over three innings.
After the game, Harvey declined to talk to the media. This came on the heals of his health scare being mocked by New York tabloids.
The Mets announced that Syndergaard will start the second game of the season. Harvey will start Opening Day as planned, while Jacob deGrom will start the home opener.
Sara Novic discussed baseball's need to be more inclusive if it wants to increase its popularity.
Terry Collins isn't worried about the Mets poor spring training record. The team finished 7-15-5 in Grapefruit League play.
Around the NL East
Major League Baseball will allow iPads in the dugout as part of a deal with Apple. The tablets will be loaded with statistics to be used during games.
Hyun-soo Kim, signed from the Korean Baseball Organization this offseason, is not expected to make the Orioles' 25-man roster. The team will need his consent to send him to Triple-A, per his contract.
Yesterday at AA
Austin Yamada examined Jeurys Familia's improved control over the past several seasons. He concludes that the results were due to an improved approach to pitching.
Brian Salvatore previewed newly acquired reliever Antonio Bastardo. The lefty will play in a key role in the Mets' bullpen this season.
This Date in Mets History
In 1998, the Mets and Phillies tied the National League record for longest Opening Day game. The Mets won on a walk-off hit by Alberto Castillo in the 14th inning.