The Mes lost to the Astros, 6-3 on Monday afternoon in West Palm Beach >> Box score
Five things to know about Monday's game
1. Pete Alonso stayed hot, smoking a double off the wall in left-center field in his first at bat. Alonso went 1-for-3 overall, but his line out in his final at-bat was also a laser -- but right at the shortstop. Alonso's OPS is 1.270.
2. Jason Vargas tossed 4.0 scoreless innings while allowing three hits, walking none, and striking out three. His ERA this spring is 1.08 -- the lowest of all of the Mets' expected starters.
3. Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
4. Jeff McNeil went 1-for-4.
5. Seth Lugo fired 1.0 perfect inning as his strong spring continues. His ERA is 1.35.
The Mets travel to face the Marlins on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m.
RHP Jacob deGrom gets the start.