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Jacob deGrom had his first tough outing of the spring, and despite an attempt at a comeback the Mets fell to the Marlins 7-5.
Rafael Montero pitched another two scoreless innings and is making a serious bid to join the Mets’ bullpen.
The offense struggled with runners in scoring position, which is something the team was hoping to improve upon from last season.
Jay Bruce had to be scratched from the lineup after he experienced some pain in his hip from taking grounders at first. He also sat down for a Q & A where he weighed in with his impressions of New York and his teammates, among other topics.
Neil Walker is finally pain-free after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
Travis d’Arnaud once again had trouble throwing baserunners out against Miami, and the problem could stem from his throwing technique.
Fernando Salas will need to get some work in now that his visa issue has been resolved.
The Mets perhaps aren’t as far behind the Nationals as projections currently have them listed.
A former NBA player, who played with Julius Erving, is enjoying his retirement as an usher at First Data Field.
Around the NL East
Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain and won’t be ready for Opening Day.
Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals defeated the other side of the split-squad Marlins.
Around the Majors
Several teams are interested in signing former Met Kelly Johnson, but he is searching for a major league deal.
Pitching in high-stress games in the WBC in March could affect pitchers later on in the season.
Adam Jones’s spectacular catch in the WBC had everyone buzzing, but where does it rank among other home-run-saving catches?
Yesterday at AA
David Capobianco thinks Jay Bruce could redeem himself if he can replicate some of the success he found in Cincinnati.
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