The Mets lost to the Astros, 14-4, on Tuesday afternoon at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie.
Five things to know about Tuesday's game
- Zack Wheeler tossed 1.0 inning in his Grapefruit League debut, allowing two runs (none earned, due to an error on J.D. Davis) on one hit while walking none and striking out none. His fastball hovered around 96 MPH.
- Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles -- one to center field and one to left -- while Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
- Brandon Nimmo went 1-for-4 while serving as the DH in what was his first Grapefruit League game.
- The Mets played incredibly sloppy defense, making four errors and several mental mistakes. Those included one error by J.D. Davis, another play where Davis (playing first base) ranged about 60 feet to his right on a ball that was going right to the second baseman, and a third play where prospect Andres Gimenez took too long to throw on what should have been a routine ground out. His throw was late, the inning continued, and the result was a three-run homer by the next batter.
- Jeurys Familia and Seth Lugo tossed 1.0 scoreless inning each, while Robert Gsellman struggled -- allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in his inning of work.
The Mets host the Marlins on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.
LHP Steven Matz gets the start