The Mets had trouble generating any offense against the Marlins in an 8-1 loss on the road on Tuesday afternoon. >> Box score
Five things to know about Tuesday's game...
1) Jacob deGrom got another spring start, and it was a pretty good one for the Mets' ace. The only blip on his line was a two-run homer allowed to Brian Anderson in the bottom of the third inning. Overall, he allowed those two earned runs on six hits while striking out six and walking none over five innings of work.
2) As the scoreboard states, the Mets couldn't muster anything against Miami. The only person to put a runner across home plate was Dom Smith, who smacked an RBI double in the sixth to make it a 2-1 game. Smith went 1-for-3 with a walk on the day, as he moved his spring average to .400.
3) The Mets faced Trevor Richards in this one, and the Marlins' righty went five innings allowing just two hits while striking out six and walking one.
4) This game remained close after that Smith RBI double, but Ty Bashlor had some issues in the bottom of the seventh. He allowed four runs on five hits over his inning of work to blow this game open.
5) As a team, the Mets hit 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Also, in the catching department, Wilson Ramos and Travis d'Arnaud had 0-for-2 days.
The Mets return to Port St. Lucie to host the Astros on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m.