Steven Matz struck out three batters in three innings, and Wilmer Flores drove in six runs, as the Mets defeated the Cardinals, 16-2, at First Data Field in St. Lucie.
5 things you should know about today's win...
1) Wilmer Flores started at third base. He had two hits, including a three-run home run, and six RBI. Flores has four hits during his last six at bats this spring.
2) Steven Matz tossed 68 pitches and gave up two hits, walked three and allowed three runs in 3.2 innings. In three starts, Matz has a 1.04 ERA.
3) Josh Smoker pitched a scoreless inning in relief. He hit a batter, struck out one and gave up a hit, lowering his spring ERA to 0.96.
4) Addison Reed pitched scoreless final inning. He has not allowed a hit or a run in his last two outings, during which he has struck out four batters.
5) Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Conforto, and Jay Bruce were among the 14 different Mets to get a hit in the game, during which seven players drove in a run.
Video Highlights from the game...
What's next for the Mets...
The Mets travel to Roger Dean Stadium where Michael Wacha (2-0, 1.38 ERA)will start for the Cardinals. against Robert Gsellman (1-1, 2.57 ERA) at 1:10 pm ET.