The Mets had their first offensive outpour of Spring Training in a 10-3 romp of the Marlins at First Data Field.
Sure, it’s just a Spring Training game, but it wasn’t just the odd no. 76 or no. 93 that normally star in spring games, as some of the big name Mets players had big days.
The action got started in the bottom of the first inning, when Yoenis Cespedes, making his spring debut, reached on an infield single. Newly acquired Todd Frazier smacked a double over the left fielders head, bringing Cespedes home. Frazier would also score later in the inning. In the bottom of the second, Yo was back, hitting a monster three-run shot down the left field line – a no doubter.
Cespedes would take a third at bat but wouldn’t be able to reach base that last time.
Jose Lobaton, a catcher looking to sneak into the Opening Day roster, added to the lead with a solo HR in the fifth inning, putting the Mets up 6-2.
SNY’s Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez in the booth were quite impressed by the performance, especially the home runs from Cespedes and Lobaton. Keith specially noted how he likes when Plawecki hits to the opposite field. With both candidates for backup catcher having big days, that spot is becoming more contested.
The Mets continue their play in the Grapefruit League when they face the defending World Series champion Houston Astros on Monday at 1 p.m. Noah Syndergaard will be making the start for the Amazin’s. We’ll see if the offense can make it two good ones in a row.