Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/19
Shhh…all’s quiet in Port St. Lucie as the Mets enjoyed their first and only off day of the spring. Me? I went to the food truck festival in Tradition.
What we learned: The Nationals have set their season-opening rotation, with Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann slated to face the Mets at Citi Field.
What we wrote:
Around the league:
- Aroldis Chapman carried off on stretcher after getting hit in head
- Ervin Santana set for spring debut with Braves
- Astros top prospect Carlos Correa to have X-ray on left hand after hit by pitch
- D-backs officially name Addison Reed closer over J.J. Putz
They said it:
“It was the most frightening thing I’ve ever been a part of.” —Reds right fielder Jay Bruce on Chapman’s injury
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