After a couple lopsided innings, the Mets fell to the Tigers, 9-6, in Lakeland, Fla. on Tuesday. >> Box Score
5 things to know from Tuesday's game...
1) Michael Wacha got his first start of the spring, and pitched well in his two innings on the rubber. He allowed one hit and two walks, but struck out two and didn't allow a run over that span. The radar gun had him topping out around 96 mph, which he said after the game is a "good sign."
2) Tim Tebow made the crowd in Lakeland go wild when he took a ball over the left-center field fence for a two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning. He finished 1-for-2 on the day with a walk.
3) J.D. Davis had to leave the game early after diving to make a play. He said after the game, though, that initial tests didn't show any damage. He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday morning to confirm that, but he said his pain level is "probably a 2.5/3 out of 10." When he was in the game, Davis was playing a solid third base, turning a smooth double play to end the third.
4) Jarrett Parker also had a big fly for the Mets in their four-run sixth inning. Another prospect to point out was Andres Gimenez, who went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
5) Ryley Gilliam, who is someone to watch for the Mets this season as he could be called up, was hit hard for five runs in the bottom of the fifth. He lasted only 0.2 innings after allowing four hits -- two of them homers -- over that span.
The Mets take on the Astros in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday