The New York Mets clobbered the Boston Red Sox 10-2 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers this afternoon to end their four-game losing streak. The offense scored three runs in the fifth, sixth, and eighth innings in the victory.
Zack Wheeler had his best start of the spring, as he limited the Red Sox to just one hit over four scoreless innings. He struck out three Boston batters, including J.D. Martinez to finish off his afternoon. In the process, Wheeler lowered his Grapefruit League ERA to 4.05.
The Mets’ offense was led by Brandon Nimmo, who picked up two hits on the afternoon. He got the scoring started for the Mets with a third-inning single to drive in Rymer Liriano, and added an RBI triple in the fifth. Pete Alonso hit a titanic home run in the sixth inning — the third long ball he’s hit this spring — and now owns a 1.349 OPS.
Some more notes from today’s game:
- The Mets did not escape today’s win unscathed. Keon Broxton exited the game after colliding with the wall while chasing down a ball hit by Rafael Devers. While he left the field on his own power, he appeared to be limping. The team has not released an update at this time.
- Kyle Dowdy was roughed up for two earned runs on four hits in the fifth inning. He has now been charged with seven runs (six earned) in 4.1 innings this spring.
- Tyler Bashlor pitched two scoreless innings and struck out one batter. Bashlor now owns a 1.50 ERA for the spring.
- Luis Guillorme picked up two hits in two at-bats and added a walk. He’s hitting .429 with a 1.187 OPS this spring.
- J.D. Davis added three more hits to his spring training total.
Full box score: MLB.com