The Mets took down their division-rival Marlins, 14-6, in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday afternoon.
Five things to know about Wednesday's game
1) Steven Matz got his first start of the spring, and was solid in his debut. In two innings, he allowed one run on a solo homer. That was his only blip on the day, as he allowed only two other hits while striking out three and walking none.
2) J.D. Davis had a productive day at the plate, belting a two-run homer in the bottom of the second to give the Mets a 6-1 lead. He wasn't done bringing runners home, as he hit a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to pad the Mets' late lead. He finished the day 3-for-5 with four RBI and a run scored.
3) Amed Rosario also enjoyed success at the dish in this one. He went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI double and two runs scored. Rosario is hitting .444 so far this spring -- the hot start the Mets definitely love to see.
4) Anthony Kay, the Mets' No. 5 prospect per MLB.com, had some trouble on the bump. Pitching in the sixth, Kay allowed three runs on three hits and two walks as he struggled his way through his appearance. Kay was beaten by pitches left up in the zone, while also falling behind hitters early in the count. He'll hope to change that next time out.
5) The Mets' lead was cut to one after a three-run sixth inning by the Marlins. However, seven runs came across in the eighth to lock this one up for the home team. Danny Espinosa, the veteran infielder who signed a minor-league deal with New York this offseason, topped is off with a three-run homer.
What's Next: The Mets hit the road to face the Cardinals on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.