Morning Briefing: Undefeated In the Callaway Era

The Mets won their first Spring Training game! New York beat the Braves 6-2 using the strength of their pitching staff and a lot of walks in the eighth inning.

Zack Wheeler had the start for the Mets and his fastball looked great. He pitched an inning and got two strikeouts while his fastball hit 97 on the radar.

Hansel Robles, Jamie Callahan, and Jacob Rhame looked good too, making good first impressions. They should all see some action in the Mets bullpen this season.

Chris Flexen gave up a run after some defensive miscues behind him but ultimately limited the Braves to just one run. Corey Oswalt looked great in his two innings, punching out four and using all his pitches well.

Tyler Bashlor struggled but hopefully it’s just jitters. Drew Smith closed it out, recording two strikeouts while showing off some of the electric stuff the Mets were touting when they acquired him for Lucas Duda.

On offense, the Mets were quiet until the eighth inning. The eighth was reminiscent of the Drew Storen meltdown in Washington against the Mets. Both were equally meaningful games might I add. Luis Guillorme had a hit and a walk in the inning and Gavin Cecchini had a HBP and a walk.

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Survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings were at the Mets game yesterday. They met with David Wright and handed in the lineup card with the captain. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com shared the photos on Twitter.

Dominic Smith was late to the game yesterday and was subsequently benched. Good on Mickey Callaway for holding him accountable and good on Smith for owning up to it. Hopefully he’ll learn from it.

Tim Tebow hit off Matt Harvey today. He made contact and also struck out in his at-bats. Afterwards, he did not talk to the media as pointed out by Dave Lennon of Newsday.

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Old friend, Tommy Milone, went two innings and struck out three for the Nationals. A true sign that Spring games are in fact fake games.

The Tigers signed Francisco Liriano on a one year deal, worth $4 million. A nice buy low option for them.

The Dodgers claimed J.T. Chargois and placed Julio Urias on the 60-day DL. Chargois was designated for assignment by the Twins and Urias is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

The Blue Jays and Phillies held a moment of silence for Roy Halladay. Halladay spent his career on those two teams.

Major League Baseball will mandate that baseballs be placed in air conditioned rooms according to Sports Illustrated.

Two more minor leaguers were suspended by the Major League for violating their drug policy.

Latest NL East News

Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports that Nationals GM, Mike Rizzo, is not looking for a fifth starter.

Derek Jeter met with Stoneman Douglas High School students.

Prized prospect, Ronald Acuna, will play in Center Field today according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com looks at dark horse candidates who can make the Phillies bullpen.

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Mike Mayer looks at the five minor leaguers he is excited for this spring.

This Day in Mets History

2010: Mets sign Rod Barajas.

Birthdays: Gustavo Molina turns 36, Eddie Murray turns 62.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.