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Amed Rosario left yesterday’s game with left knee irritation, which he expects is minor. Rosario had also been hit by a pitch in the game, but the knee discomfort was unrelated and he was pulled as a precaution.
Noah Syndergaard was not throwing quite as hard this outing as he did in his Grapefruit League debut, but he was showcasing more of his pitches this time around, flashing some very impressive off-speed stuff and mixing and matching his pitches effectively.
The Mets are taking a gamble on Adrian Gonzalez, who feels confident he can be effective when healthy, despite the eerily familiar extensive pregame routine that is necessary for him to take the field.
Around the National League East
Marlins shortstop JT Riddle is still on the long road to recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Meanwhile, rookie Brian Anderson is impressing the Marlins in camp, with Martin Prado still sidelined due to knee surgery.
Around Major League Baseball
Joel Sherman details five major league teams who he believes are in a rapidly closing contention window, due to the departure of key free agents.
Brandon Crawford opens up about moving forward after what was a devastating year off the field for his family, between the passing of his sister-in-law and the suffering his other sister-in-law at the hands of the now infamous Larry Nassar, one of the first to come forward about the abuse.
This Date in Mets History
On this date 19 years ago, Michael Jordan made his first appearance with the White Sox in a spring training game, where former Met (at the time a Texas Ranger) Darren Oliver got him to ground out weakly to the mound. Also, half a dozen former Mets were born on this day.