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Grapefruit League Game 1 is in the books. The Mets lost, 5-4, after leading most of the afternoon.
What we learned: Rookie fifth-starter candidates Rafael Montero (above, on mound) and Jacob deGrom may be legit. Those two combined for four scoreless innings against the Nationals with six strikeouts in their spring debuts. … Jon Niese may have set himself up for his recent bout with shoulder soreness due to focusing too fully on strengthening his rotator cuff — and not the surrounding muscles — this winter.
What we wrote:
- Nationals 5, Mets 4: Ike homers after rookie duo deals early
- Montero, deGrom make strong first impression
- Niese expecting full health by Opening Day
- Davis, Duda begin first-base competition in earnest
Around the league:
- Offseason of change: CC Sabathia stronger than ever
- Mike Trout starts spring in grand fashion
- Hisashi Iwakuma out three more weeks as injured finger heals
- Zack Greinke’s Australia status uncertain after calf strain
They said it:
“What you saw were guys throwing strikes with good stuff. That plays anytime.” –Manager Terry Collins on Montero and deGrom
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ESPN just released its Spring Training broadcast schedule. You can view the Mets:
- Tues., March 26 vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m.
- Thurs., March 28 @ Nationals, 1 p.m.
Only 12 days left until pitchers and catchers officially report to Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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A rare night game at Digital Domain Park offered a potential glimpse of the future, pitting Matt Harvey against Nationals uber-prospect Bryce Harper. Harper won their lone battle of the evening, drawing a walk.
The big news of the day was that a federal judge decided not to dismiss trustee Irving Picard’s case against the Mets, ensuring that the two sides will go to trial on March 19.
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