Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Nationals 5

An article by posted on March 13, 2014

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The Mets beat the Nationals 7-5 this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.  The win improved the Mets spring record to 6-7.

Daisuke Matsuzaka started and threw 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits and striking out four. A good outing from Dice K who looks like the favorite to land the Mets 5th rotation spot.

Noah Syndergaard also threw 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on two hits, two walks and struck out five batters. From what the beat writers are saying Syndergaard pitched a lot better than these numbers indicate and his fastball was explosive.

Jacob deGrom who has had a very good spring thus far, pitched 1 1/3 innings and was awarded the win even though he blew the save opportunity in the bottom of the eighth when he allowed the Nationals to tie the game at 5-5. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out a batter.

Ruben Tejada batted lead off and went 0 for 3, and is only 1 for 15 this spring.

Daniel Murphy (0 for 3), David Wright (1 for 3, R, 2 K’s), and Curtis Granderson (0 for 3, K), didn’t fair well today against Nationals pitchers.

Josh Satin, who is looking more like the guy that should be starting at first base when the calendar turns to the regular season, went 1 for 3, with two runs batted in. So far this spring he is batting .304 in 23 at bats.

Coming up: The Mets travel to Jupiter on Friday to play the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium, with the first pitch at 7:05 pm.

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