The Mets tied the Astros, 3-3, on Monday in West Palm Beach, with the game ending after nine innings.
Five things to know about Monday's game
- Noah Syndergaard tossed two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut as his fastball sat between 97 and 99 MPH. He allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out two batters -- the final two he faced, both swinging.
- Pete Alonso went 0-for-1 with a walk. He made a slick play at first base in the fourth inning on a hard grounder that was an in-between hop. The ball was almost behind him on his glove side near the foul line, but Alonso snagged it before firing home for the out.
- In the battle for one of the last few bullpen spots, Jacob Rhame had a rough day, allowing three runs on three hits while walking one in 1.0 inning. Tyler Bashlor, Drew Smith, Luis Avilan, and Daniel Zamora all fared better, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning each.
- Tomas Nido showed a quick release and cannon of an arm, throwing out Josh Reddick attempting to steal second base in the first inning after nearly throwing out George Springer earlier in the inning.
- Third base prospect David Thompson hit a three-run homer for the Mets. The 25-year-old Thompson fell off the team's Top 30 prospects list after an injury-riddled 2018 season.
Good luck hitting this. pic.twitter.com/i3jpzs0x8o- SNY (@SNYtv) February 25, 2019
The Mets' split squad travels to face the Braves on Monday at 1:05 p.m., while hosting the Tigers in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m.
Zack Wheeler gets the start against the Tigers.