Robinson Cano leads the Mets past the Nationals

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The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals today 3-1 in Port St. Lucie.

Starting strong

In the bottom of the 1st, the Mets jumped out to an early lead. Jeff McNeil got is started for the Mets in the leadoff spot, singling to left field. Then, Brandon Nimmo drew a walk. Finally, Robinson Cano stepped up and crushed a two-run double to deep center.

Cano’s double gave the Mets an early 2-0 lead over the Nationals, and that would be all the Mets needed. However, they did add one more run in the 6th to make it 3-0.

The Nationals were able to get on the board in the 8th with a Welington Castillo sac-fly to center that scored Raudy Read.

Jacob deGrom’s solid outing

Mets ace Jacob deGrom started the game today, and already seems in mid-season form. deGrom allowed no runs on one hit in three innings pitched, which gave him his first win this spring training. He is now (1-0) with an ERA of 0.00.

Mets pitching as a whole had a pretty good day. The pitchers combined to allow one run on six hits. The defense played well also, as there were no errors.

Other Mets with a good day at the plate

It wasn’t just Robinson Cano who had a good day at the plate today. Jeff McNeil was 2-for-2 with a walk, Brandon Nimmo was 1/3 with a walk, and Pete Alonso went 1-for-3. Michael Conforto filled up the stat sheet, going 1-for-2 with a home-run, a walk, and a strikeout.

Even Gators legend Tim Tebow got in on the action. He went 1-for-2 with a single, and a fly-out to left.

Mets get a split in split-squad action.

The Mets were also in action today in Jupiter against the Miami Marlins. The Marlins got the win 7-1. The Mets will come back together, and play again against the Marlins on Tuesday, March 3rd in Port St. Lucie.

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