The Mets and Cardinals worked their way to a 3-3 draw after nine innings of baseball in Port St. Lucie on Sunday afternoon. >> Box Score
5 things to know from Sunday's game...
1) Steven Matz made his spring debut, pitching in one inning that didn't start the way he wanted. Harrison Bader took a 1-0 fastball over the left field wall to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. Matz discussed it after the game, saying he wanted to hit the glove side, but it stayed too much over the middle of the plate. Other than that, no damage came to the man battling to make the rotation in camp.
2) Jake Marisnick belted his first homer in a Mets uniform, taking an Adam Wainwright fastball over the left field fence. Marisnick hit all of 10 homers over 120 games with the Astros last season.
3) Jeurys Familia came in for an inning after Matz, and his stuff -- especially the signature splitter -- looked very good. He allowed just one hit and one walk during the quick outing.
4) Tim Tebow got the start out in left field, and saw some action early on with a few fly-ball putouts. He had three plate appearances, walking twice and striking out once.
5) Luis Rojas deployed nine pitchers in this one, which also included Brad Brach (1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 SO) and Robert Gsellman (1 IP, 0 ER) as well. Franklyn Kilome didn't fare well in his first appearance with two runs allowed on a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at three apiece.
F9 ➡ double play by Ryan Cordell! pic.twitter.com/KsfJSMpFJJ- SNY (@SNYtv) February 23, 2020
The Mets take on the Nationals on Monday at 1:05 p.m. with David Peterson getting the start.