JD Davis suited up for the first time since Feb. 25 and Noah Syndergaard had a strong showing in a 3-1 win for the Mets over the Astros. >> Box Score
5 things to know about Sunday's game...
1) J.D. Davis returned to the lineup for the Mets in their Sunday matinee contest, taking left field and batting in the fourth spot. In one plate appearance, Davis walked. Following the game, Davis said he "felt great" and had "no hesitations" in regard to the shoulder injury. Davis hadn't played since February 25.
2) After only putting up five hits on Saturday, the Mets more than doubled that against the Astros, knocking 11 in total. The Mets did their most damage in the fifth inning. Ryan Cordell singled and scored on a Robinson Cano double. The ensuing at-bat saw Pete Alonso knock another double, giving the Mets the 2-0 lead.
3) Noah Syndergaard took the bump for the Mets had a solid outing, his third start of the spring. In three innings pitched, Syndergaard had four strikeouts, all looking, and allowed one run. The righty did allow back-to-back hits when surrendering a run, but turned things around quickly.
4) Veteran catcher Rene Rivera flashed some power with his first hit of spring training. He pulled a shot down the left field line, putting his team up 3-0 with the solo home run.
5) Erasmo Ramirez and Robert Gsellman led the way for the Mets bullpen. Ramirez matched Syndergaard's four punchouts, while Gsellman added two. Both tossed two frames. Ryder Ryan and Joe Zanghi each pitched one inning as well.
The Mets turn their attention to the Miami Marlins for a 1:05 p.m. first pitch on Monday. Elieser Hernandez starts for the Marlins while the Mets have yet to name a starting pitcher for the matchup.