Good morning New York Mets fans, enough of the snow, Opening Day is eight days away! The Mets have their last off day of the spring today, but Matt Harvey took the mound against the Cardinals yesterday.
The Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 8-7 at Roger Dean Stadium. Matt Harvey turned in yet another very impressive start, and the Mets offense was lifted by some key home runs.
Harvey threw a total of 90 pitches over 5.1 innings and allowed one run on five hits, a walk, and five strikeouts. The spring struggles of Rafael Montero continued as he allowed two runs in just a third of an inning. Hansel Robles finished off the game for New York despite putting a pair of runners on in the ninth.
Brandon Nimmo drove in the Mets first run of the game, bringing home Amed Rosario with a bloop single in the third. A Rosario RBI triple later in the game proved to be the deciding factor. Rosario had three hits and scored a pair of runs on the afternoon.
In the sixth, Adrian Gonzalez hit his first home run of the spring. An inning later Wilmer Flores launched a two-run shot of his own, facing a righty. Travis d’Arnaud continued his strong offensive spring performance as he also chipped in a homer, increasing the Mets lead in the eighth.
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