The Mets scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to top the Astros 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. >> Box Score
5 things to know about Saturday's game...
1) Steven Matz gave the Mets two solid innings on Saturday afternoon. He made easy work of the Astros in the first inning, retiring George Springer, Myles Straw, and Yuli Guriel on three groundouts. In the second, he forced two more groundouts to Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker before allowing a triple to Taylor Jones. But Matz then rebounded to strike out Jack Mayfield looking to end his afternoon.
2) Back in the lineup for the second straight day following a brief absence for cardiac screening, Brandon Nimmo doubled to left to lead off the game. After stealing third, Nimmo was then nabbed at the plate on a ball hit back to pitcher Framber Valdez.
3) Pete Alonso's slow spring continued on Saturday. The second-year first baseman went 0-for-3 at the plate with two strikeouts. He's now batting just .067 this spring.
4) Top prospect Andres Gimenez, who homered on Friday in a Mets' win, went 0-for-1 with a walk on Saturday. He's hitting .308 during this spring.
5) Down by one in the ninth, Will Toffey led off with a walk and was doubled home by Jake Hager. Two batters later, Max Moroff doubled to score Hager, giving the Mets the lead.
The Mets will play two split-squad games on Sunday. One group will be in Port St. Lucie hosting the Nationals at 1:10pm, with Jacob deGrom scheduled to go against Anibal Sanchez. Meanwhile, the other group will take on the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., with Michael Wacha facing Jose Urena.