The New York Mets used a six-run eighth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 in their Grapefruit League opener on Friday afternoon.
Zack Wheeler threw a scoreless first inning, he struck out two batters, and his fastball topped out at 97 MPH. He threw 15 pitches and his fastball had late movement on it.
Jamie Callahan allowed two hits, and struck out one in a scoreless inning of his own.
Mets 2017 Minor League Pitcher of the Year Corey Oswalt struck out four batters in a pair of scoreless innings. He showed off a good mix for four pitches.
Tyler Bashlor walked a pair of batters and allowed a run to score on Christian Pache RBI single in his inning of work.
The Mets were limited to only two hits on the afternoon until the eighth inning.
Todd Frazier picked up his first hit as a Met when he singled off the shortstops glove in the bottom of the first.
Amed Rosario lined a two out, two strike single up the middle in his first at bat. He also hit the ball hard in his second at-bat.
Trailing 2-0 in the eighth the Mets were able to spark their first rally of the game.
A batter later, Zach Borenstein tied the game with a two-run double to center. After a pair of ground outs and a walk, Borenstein came around to score as the Mets took a 3-2 lead on a two-out David Thompson RBI single.
A Philip Evans walk loaded the bases, followed by three straight bases loaded walks, increasing the Mets lead to 6-2.
The Mets are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they host the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field at 1:10 p.m. Seth Lugo is expected to make the start for New York.