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Mets defeat Astros 7-4 while dropping home game to Red Sox 9-3.

The Mets split their two split squad games this afternoon.

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The New York Mets split a pair of games this afternoon in Grapefruit League action. The team dropped their home game to the Boston Red Sox by a 9-3 score while defeating the Houston Astros 7-4 at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches.

Mets vs. Red Sox

Not a lot went right for the Mets in this one. Steven Matz started and was hit hard by the Red Sox lineup. In total, he allowed four earned runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 2.2 innings. Offensively, the team registered 13 hits but were only able to muster three runs. Amed Rosario was also hit by a pitch on the left hand int he fifth inning and was removed from the game. X-Rays came back negative according to manager Mickey Callaway.

Some more notes from today’s game:

  • The game featured a comedically-short rain delay that lasted just three minutes. Jeurys Familia was on the mound when play was halted, although the disruption did not affect him. He was able to pitch a scoreless fourth while striking out one batter.
  • Justin Wilson had another bad outing on the mound, as he allowed two runs on five hits in the fifth. His ERA now sits at 15.00 for the spring.
  • Brandon Nimmo returned to the lineup after missing time with a virus and struck out in each of his three at-bats.
  • Robinson Cano added two more hits and now owns a .400 batting average for the spring.
  • Tim Tebow picked up his first two spring training hits and finished 2-for-3 on the afternoon.
  • Keon Broxton had a rough sixth inning. In the top of the inning, he misplayed a Chad De La Guerra fly hit that was generously ruled a triple. In the bottom half of the inning, he misread a Juan Uriarte double and attempted to tag up instead of heading for third. He was thrown out at home for the second out of the inning.
  • Seth Lugo pitched two scoreless frames and struck out three batters.

Full box score:

Mets vs. Astros

The Mets fared much better in their road game, as they defeated the Astros behind another big game from top prospect Pete Alonso. Corey Oswalt started and allowed one earned run on four hits while striking out three in 2.1 innings. Alonso hit a solo home run while David Thompson added a three-run homer in the win.

Some more notes from today’s game:

  • In addition to the solo home run, Alonso picked up a double and finished with two hits in three at-bats. Alonso now sports a 1.356 OPS.
  • Travis d’Arnaud added two hits of his own on the afternoon.
  • Walker Lockett allowed two runs in three innings of work.

Full box score: