The National League is going to be a tough test for the New York Mets, but thus far the team has looked great in Spring Training holding a 10-8 overall record. In their most recent game the team won a 5-3 victory over one of their NL rivals in the Miami Marlins.
New York got on the board first in the Bottom of the Third Inning, plating three runs in that frame. Starting off the offense was an RBI triple by Brandon Nimmo, that was followed by Francisco Lindor who doubled to left field. Rounding out the hitting was Pete Alonso who laced a single to left field.
Miami started to cut into the lead thanks to a sacrifice fly by Adam Duvall in the Top of the Fourth Inning. Miguel Rojas blasted a homer in the Top of the Fifth Inning, which tied the game up at 3.
It was in the Bottom of the Fifth where the Mets regained the lead, thanks to a Lindor homer to right field. J.D. Davis hit a homer in the Bottom of the Sixth, which gave the Mets a 5-3 lead.
The Mets pitching staff kept the Marlins off the scoreboard, as the Mets were able to earn a victory on Tuesday afternoon.
Earning his second Spring Training victory for the Mets was Marcus Stroman, who was able to fan three batters in five innings of work. Jacob Barnes struck out two batters, while Aaron Loup also struck out three batters to round out the fine pitching performances for New York.
The Mets will continue Spring Training on Wednesday, when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Juniper, Florida. The first pitch is 1:05 p.m. On the mound for the Mets will be Taijuan Walker who will be taking on Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals.
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