Good morning Mets fans! The Mets will take on the crosstown rival New York Yankees this afternoon. Zack Wheeler is slated to take on former Mets farmhand Luis Cessa at First Data Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. and the game will be aired on SNY and can be heard on 710 WOR.
Yesterday the New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros at First Data Field on a walk-off grand slam off the bat of Phillip Evans.
Jason Vargas got the start, and he allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts over 2.2 innings.
Seth Lugo fired 3.1 innings of one-run ball as the first man out of the bullpen. Lugo has made a strong case for a spot in the rotation.
Down 5-4 in the eighth, Luis Guillorme drove in a run with a single up the middle to tie the game up yet again in the late goings. Guillorme has certainly made a very strong bid this spring for the starting second base job.
In the ninth, Phillip Evans launched a grand slam to give the Mets a dramatic 9-5 victory.
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