Yoenis Cespedes launched two home runs as the Mets scored 12 straight runs to blow out the Nationals, 12-5, on Thursday night at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie.
Things you should know about today's game...
1) Cespedes hit two of the Mets' four home runs. His first started a nine-run rally in the fourth inning after the Mets had fallen behind, 5-0, in the first two innings. He now has five homers this spring.
2) Brandon Nimmo continued his excellent spring, lacing three hits in five at-bats, including doubles off Nationals starter Tanner Roark and closer Sean Doolittle. Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each hit home runs with Bruce's homer capping the nine-run fourth inning.
3) After giving up five runs in three innings against the Nationals on March 13, Zack Wheeler sruggled yet again. He gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits in just two innings on Thursday night. He struck out three and walked none.
4) Seth Lugo had perhaps his best performance in Grapefruit League play in relief of Wheeler. He tossed four shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out five. Better yet, Lugo hit a two-run single and came around to score during the fourth.
What's Next for the Mets...
The Mets are home again Friday afternoon as they host the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.