Michael Wacha threw three scoreless innings, but the Mets would go on to lose to the Marlins, 7-1, in Sunday's split-squad game. >> Box Score
5 things to know about Sunday's game...
1) Wacha allowed two hits and one walk while striking out a batter in his outing. He tossed just 33 pitches in his three frames. Wacha now has allowed just three hits and three walks in five shutout innings this spring.
2) Amed Rosario went 0-for-3 from the plate, as the shortstop has yet to record a hit through five spring training games (12 total at-bats).
3) Relief pitcher Pedro Payano gave up just one hit, but it was a two-run home run to Jonathan Villar in the fifth inning, as he finished the game with one strkeout, two walks, and two earned runs in 2.0 innings. LHP Kevin Smith walked two and allowed two earned runs on two hits in just 0.2 innings. RHP Francisco Rios allowed two runs in the seventh inning on three hits.
4) Coming into the game, 1B Dominic Smith had registered a hit in three-straight games, however he struck out once and went 0-for-3 on Sunday against the Marlins.
5) Jake Marisnick got the start as the designated hitter with the Mets playing a split-quad game, and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
The Mets will get a day of rest on Monday before going against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:10 PM on SNY. RHP Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to start for the Mets.