The Mets lost to the Marlins, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon >> Box score
Five things to know about Tuesday's game
1. Jason Vargas tiptoed around trouble, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings while allowing four hits, walking one, and striking out two. His ERA this spring is 2.08.
2. Brandon Nimmo -- in his second game back after missing time due to a virus -- went 0-for-4 while serving as the DH, while Michael Conforto got the start in right field and went 0-for-4.
3. Edwin Diaz made his second Grapefruit League appearance and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning, allowing one hit, walking none, and striking out two.
4. Luis Avilan continued his strong showing in his bid to be the second left-hander in the bullpen, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings while allowing one hit, walking none, and striking out four.
5. The Mets made five errors, with all of them committed by players who currently don't project as members of the Opening Day 25-man roster -- Cody Bohanek, Braxton Lee, Luis Guillorme (who made two), and Devin Mesiraco.
The Mets are off on Wednesday.
They return to action on Thursday against the Nationals at 1:05 p.m.