The New York Mets traveled to West Palm Beach to take on the Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, where they were defeated by the score of 3-1.
Zack Wheeler made his second start of the spring. His velocity on his fastball sat around 94-95 MPH, and hit 96 and 97 at one point. He allowed two runs, one on a solo home run to Bryce Harper on an offspeed pitch in the first. He lasted 2.1 innings, throwing 50 pitches, and allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two.
Lefty Tom Gorzelanny pitched next for the Mets. He faced one batter, getting Bryce Harper to ground into an inning ending double play.
Submarine pitcher Ben Rowen came on in relief of Gorzelanny. He threw two innings, allowing one run on one hit and a walk.
The battle for the left handed reliever spot continued as Josh Smoker pitched next. He threw a perfect inning, highlighted by a three pitch strikeout of Bryce Harper.
Offensively the Mets did not get much going as they were held hitless through six innings.